Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, Reeves (David Gyasi)
arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. Despite quickly impressing
the local judge through an act of daring bravery against a gang of outlaws,
Reeves is forced to prove himself yet further by hunting down a deadly
fugitive (Frank Grillo). Aided only by a grizzled journeyman (Ron Perlman),
he chases the criminal deeper into the Cherokee Nation where he must dodge
bullets - and severe discrimination - in the hopes of earning his star and
cementing his place as a legend.