The McClouds are a fighting clan, determined to keep Texas free- just prior to her annexation- and while working toward that end Seale McCloud is taken prisoner, turned over to the Indians in a dubious deal. To effect his ransom, his son Brazos agrees to deliver some government documents to a Captain Spide, whom he believes to be a British agent, only later to discover that he is the liaison man between Santa Anna and the Indians, and a political as well as a personal enemy. . . . History substantiates the action here which is stubborn and savage and it's a spirited account.