John Adams is a pioneer, living in a log cabin with his wife and baby girl. He digs a bear pit. A big black bear falls crashing into it. An Indian comes upon the captured animal and shoots it and secures the skin. Adams meets him with the bearskin on his arm and attempts to take the hide away. The Indian draws a knife, and a fierce encounter takes place, in which Adams lands a crushing blow on the Indian's jaw. knocking him down. As Adams walks away the Indian regains his feet, and fires at the trapper. As the report rings out and the bullet sings past his head, Adams drops to the ground and feigns death. The Indian runs up and leans over him and is clutched by the throat by Adams, who leaps to his feet. The Indian is badly wounded and Adams departs. The redskin happens to be the chief's son, and when he is found by his tribe their rage is unbounded. A war dance is held, and they decide to retaliate by an attack upon the whites. Mrs. Brown, a neighbor, is taken ill and her husband ...
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