Years after the Civil War, bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren is transporting three dead bounties to the town of Red Rock, and hitches a ride on a stagecoach driven by a man named O.B. Inside is bounty hunter John Ruth, known for bringing in outlaws alive to see them hang. Ruth is handcuffed to fugitive Daisy Domergue, whom he is escorting to Red Rock, and is suspicious of anyone who might steal her substantial bounty. The two hunters bond over Warren’s personal letter from Abraham Lincoln.