Running Horse’s visit to Fort Randall has a somber purpose: to assist the Blue Coats during the process of settling a peace treaty. While Colonel Bradley may be sympathetic in contrast to Private Benson’s attitude, there is mistrust on both sides. The intentions may be sincere, but the lack of understanding befalls an unknown tomorrow. Distance isn’t just defined by land and weapons. A truthful communication doesn’t promise freedom. Life unravels many trails. Which one will Running Horse endure? And which one will Colonel Bradley recognize?