Josefina's family is in Santa Fe to make an important trade, and Josefina can't wait to get her first look at American traders. Before their wagon train arrives, Josefina meets a scout named Patrick. Though his American ways seem strange, she can't help liking him. When Papá trusts Patrick with the family's trade, Josefina decides to trust him with a trade of her own. Then Patrick leaves town without paying Papá or Josefina! It seems he's betrayed them--until, late one night, Josefina makes a surprising discovery.