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.