America; 1757. Across America, the armies of Britain and France struggle for power and land. Cora and Alice Munro, the daughters of an English commander, are on their way to join their father. Escorting them through the wilderness are Alice's fiancé, Major Duncan Heyward, and the treacherous Indian Magua, who secretly serves the French. Magua's plan to betray the party is foiled by the scout Hawkeye and his companions. Through a series of fights and rescues, this trio of loyal friends, who embody a code of honour, defend the virtuous sisters from Magua and his Iroquois thugs.