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Adam Bain and his twin sister, Eve, are captured by Mescalero Apaches. They're carried to the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico Territory where Adam is adopted by the chief, Elkhorn, and enters training to become an Apache warrior. Comancheros from the Rio Grande valley bring whiskey into the village for trade, and Elkhorn is murdered in the ensuing wild debauchery. Adam carries Elkhorn's body to the family burial cleft in the Guadalupe Mountains and spends months living alone in the mountains where he joins the Quahadi Comanches, who take him on a raid into Mexico to determine if he has the skills to become a Comanche warrior.