An excellent story of survival in the desert. When cornered by Apache at a waterhole, the waiting starts. The ragtag group of defenders are surrounded by their attackers, but also have to deal with the conflicting motives of the various members. As the days wear on nerves, as the water and food dwindle tension runs high. "Just sit tight". Hard advice to follow but it's the best strategy in a dire situation.
In the end...well, they don't all live happily ever after. But those who are alive are happy to be so.