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In Alexandria, Virginia, in the mid-19th century, a slave-owning family is facing financial trouble. The eldest son, Jason, thinks going to California to mine for gold might be the best way to protect his father's legacy. He'll need a cook, a laundress, and a hostler for the journey, and one of them is twelve-year-old Clementine, whose mother calls her Hope. From Independence, Missouri, the Gateway to the West, she and the others join a wagon train on the Emigrant Overland Trail. But what Jason didn't consider is that taking the three enslaved people west will give them an opportunity to free themselves, manifesting their destiny.