Samantha is a young girl looking to survive the world around her. People are not fond of her ethnicity but she learns to ignore them. A tragedy happens which leaves her all alone. She meets another young girl named Annamae. She too has no family and is trying to reach her dreams as well. Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush. Each day they survive, they gain a lot more courage and a lot more knowledge about each other.