The series is set in the late nineteenth century, as well as the early 20th century, as well, in the American west. There the coyote leaders of a local United States Army fort, one Colonel Kit Coyote (voiced by Kenny Delmar impersonating Theodore Roosevelt ]), whose name is an obvious parody of Kit Carson, and his right-hand man Sergeant Okey Homa (voiced by Sandy Becker impersonating John Wayne) who is rarely called by his name, which is a send up of the State of Oklahoma. They make attempts to secure the town of Gopher Gulch by wiping out the last two surviving Gopher Indians (depicted as anthropomorphic gophers): Running Board (voiced by George S. Irving) and Ruffled Feathers (also voiced by Sandy Becker). However, the Gophers prove to be very clever and always manage to foil the plans of Colonel Coyote and Sergeant Oakey Homa. Whenever they came up with an idea to stop their adversaries, Ruffled Feathers would break into gibberish as he tried to explain it and Running Board always seemed to understand what he was saying. They are also aided by Colonel Coyote's own incompetence and ineptitude, and also by his constantly ignoring the advice of Sergeant Homa, who is much more perceptive.