Qua Nie is a Cherokee warrior, medicine man and trader. As Benjamin Franklin Goss Adair, the name given to him by his Scottish and English grandfathers, he passes for White and makes a fortune in the California Gold Rush. In the summer of 1850 he is chosen by the Metis, descendants of the French-Canadian Voyageurs to lead them against the Whites who would destroy them. They decide to attack the bloodthirstiest Whites with spiritual, economic, military and technology weapons. Uriah is a Samoan who was named by missionaries. He becomes the War Chief for the battle and a spiritual leader. He marries Susan B. Anthony. Con Man George Seymour and his thuggee cohort lead one prong of the attack by posing as an agent of Lord Palmerston and provoking the Cotton Wars. Qua Nie and the Metis are aided by Benjamin Speyer scion of the third largest Jewish banking family that is determined to become the largest bank in America. Willian T. Sherman creates a protective agency and runs the military arm. Millard Fillmore is elected to a second term with General Winfield Scott as his vice president Sam Houston breaks away from the plantation owning east Texans and creates the state of West Texas. Ian Sangster, Captain Smith of Tomales Bay, George Zins and Waine McGalvey lead the technical assaults in California, Wisconsin and Arkansas. They build railroads, telegraphs, ships and advanced weapons. Dred Scott wins his appeal before the US Supreme Court and slavery is abolished in August of 1854.