One day Soft Rain's teacher shares some sad news with the class - there will be no more school. The teacher explains about the treaty signed with the white people which says that the Cherokee must leave their land and go to the land set apart for them in the West. Those who do not go on their own will be forced from their homes. Soft Rain is angry and doesn't understand. This story tells the tale of the hardships she and her people endured on the long, dangerous journey. 115 pgs.