After his wife's death, Two Arrows had lost his will to live, often drinking himself to oblivion. He would have carried on his life in this meaningless manner had he not met the beautiful Glory.
But Lt. David Krueger. was interested in Glory too and Two Arrows was only a Cheyenne warrior. It didn't help when Two Arrows' tribe had to flee and return to the north. He had to fight for his people's safety, just like he had to fight to be with his Glory.