To those who know them, the snake clan of the Hopi are regarded as even more dangerous than the fearsome Apache. Several white women near Fort Defiance are missing, and their trail leads straight into Hopi territory. But no trace of the captives can be found. And now the wily warriors have stolen another young lady for their sacred Snake Dance. Her only hope of rescue lies with a Navajo scout named Silver Hat, who can speak four languages and is the best tracker around. But even if he can find the woman, he still must survive a whole tribe of brutal killers to get her home alive.