May of 1771, a band of colonists who call themselves
"Regulators" take up arms against the British authorities.
After being soundly defeated at the battle of Alamance, the
band of ragtag rebels is captured, along with Jack Stuart,
who fought alongside the Regulators during the battle. Dr
Stuart must find a way to rescue his son and save his family
hardship and danger, house-raising and romance, the ties
that bind the Stuart Family and the small pioneer community
grow. Despite himself, and with the help of Isaiah Sims, Dr
Stuart, struggling with the pride of his loyalist feelings
and his dreams of returning to England., finds himself the
leader of this diverse mountain community.
doctor's aid and expertise lead to a friendship between the
settlers and he Cherokee Indians. While the British are
attempting to urge the Cherokee to wage war against the
settlers, Dr Stuart's aid among the native peoples leads
an understanding between the Cherokee and the
villagers. With the help of Nane'hi (Nancy Ward), daughter
of a Cherokee Chief, and Daniel Boone, the mountain
settlement remains free or the time being.
Stuart must choose between the love of a son and his loyalty
to England. Ultimately, Stuart joins his son and neighbors
on the long trek to King's Mountain. There, they meet with
destiny...a destiny that forged the future of a nation.