After breaking their surrender agreement with General George Crook, forty Apaches led by Geronimo attacked the Artisan and Petra Peck Ranch. They killed Petra and her two-year-old son, Andy, and were about to kill her niece, Trinidad, when Geronimo decided to take her captive. The Apaches split into three bands, and Geronimo's band is attacked by Mexican militia. Geronimo tries to escape with Trinidad, but his horse stumbles and they are thrown off. Trinidad uses the fall as an opportunity to escape. After giving her story to the U.S. Cavalry, her Uncle Artisan returns her to Nogales.