March 1, 1988
1870s Arizona. A man guides a horse-drawn plow while his young son walks alongside. A woman washes clothes outside while her teenage daughter draws fresh water from a well. The children, called Dee and Jensie, race each other to a nearby river. They pause briefly at the graves of their two deceased sisters.\n\nAt the river, Jensie gently splashes around while Dee fishes a short distance away. A bandit on horseback passes by. He notices Jensie, and she sees him. She shouts to Dee, telling him to run and get help. The bandit grabs Jensie and carries her away on his horse. Dee gets back home and alerts his parents. Pa sets out on a horse to rescue Jensie.\n\nJensie jumps off the bandit's horse and tries to escape, but he corners her. Pa searches on his horse.