The show takes place at the Colorado Inn, owned by Little Mary Sunshine (Mary Potts), in the early 20th century. Chief Brown Bear, Mary’s foster father, has decided to take her advice and sue the U.S. government in order to regain his tribal land. Meanwhile the U.S. Forest Rangers are on the hunt for a group of marauding Indians, led by Yellow Foot. After Mary is captured and tied to a tree by Yellow Feather, Captain Jim saves her and the two fall in love. Further, the United States government rules in Brown Bear's favor and he gets his land back.