The Lone Ranger and Tonto rides to the rim of the Tomahawk Basin for their next adventure. They are after Benjamin Steel, one former leader of the now broken, Black Arrow gang.
A quarrel breaks out on the plains. A couple cowhands argue over a brand that looks suspicious. Just who was that masked man who broke up the fight and rode away? At least the honest cowhand realizes his significance.
The story comes out as the man and the Lone Ranger talk. Though some wouldn’t believe it, the head of the Tomahawk brand is really a dishonest crook. Lone Ranger sets out to prove it, and set the record straight with the smaller ranchers who have had their cattle stolen, and brands changed.
Are the Lone Ranger and Tonto getting themselves into danger? The scene changes to get the side of the story from Ben Steel and his head honcho. He is set on monopolizing the West, and owning all the cattle. A big job, but he has more trouble than he first counted on. The will and resolve of the ranchers is put to the test when their safety is threatened.
Ben Steel is too sneaky to just have his people ride in shoting. He organizes a stampede to act as his murder weapon. Can the Lone Ranger stop it? Can they stop the plans before the stampede stats? It may take rallying the support of other ranchers, but I’ll bet he at least stops a murder from happening. Well, at least the rancher is saved, but the evil rancher falls into his own trap. But Ben Steel lives to see another day.