Porky Pig travels by horse-pulled, covered wagon to California to join in the 1848 Gold Rush and is ambushed by a diminutive, large-nosed, nasal-voiced, ever-so-polite Mohican with glasses, who wants to scalp the west-bound pig. Porky manages to elude the little Indian by ducking at appropriate times, donning a metal helmet, speedily horse-riding and canoeing. The Indian becomes caught in a salmon net and canned in a factory. Porky arrives in California, to find the only gold that he can extract from a mine is the golden tooth belonging to the Indian.
The copyright was renewed on 1960. However, given that the cartoon was released 12 years before the copyright renewal, it could be implied that United Artists (former owners of the Associated Artists Productions/Turner package from 1958 to 1986) accidentally confused the cartoon with the 1933 Warner Bros./Vitaphone live-action short of the same name with Jack Haley, Mildred Van Dorn and Geoffrey Bryant (even though the 1933 live-action short of the same name had nothing to do with the cartoon's plot) and assumed the cartoon came out in 1933 instead of 1948 (which the cartoon would have had its copyright renewed in 1975), as a result of a copyright renewal error, even though Porky Pig wasn't even around in 1933.
This print is a damaged a.a.p. print where a blue-colored (obviously not the original print) a.a.p. logo plays first, then the 1947-49 Blue Ribbon Color Rings from the "Inki and the Lion" opening appear; also notice the light blue borders. The 1939-40 version of "Merrily We Roll Along" plays instead of the 1941-45 version. The print then changes to another print that says "Nothing but the Tooth". This is a MGM/UA print and probably was hacked off by United Artists in the 1980s.