Samuel Starts out his journey in his home town of Independence, Missouri. His family is preparing to make the 2,000 mile trip to Oregon City in order to claim their land from the Homestead act. Samuel's Father hopes to expand his cattle farm and become a cowboy.
Two weeks into their journey, the group that Samuel and his family have need to stop to bury one of the family's children who died from the flu. During that time Samuel's sister, Ella, goes missing. Samuel has only two days to go out and find her. Samuel and his dog, Danny, go out on foot to track down his missing sister.
Danny and Samuel track down Ella and returns her back to his family wagon moments before his family set back out. They continue their journey without any disruptions and make it to Oregon City, where William successfully expand his cattle farm.