Jim Keath ran away from his life as a farm boy in Missouri when he was just eleven. Found by the Crow Indians, Jim lives with them for six years, trading the white man's ways for theirs. He is quite content, until he receives a letter from his brother. His parents have both died, and Jim's siblings are planning to head west in order to stake out some land. They want Jim to help them make the perilous journey, as well as stay with them since he is the only one old enough to lay claim to land. While the journey won't be easy, difficulty is added by the fact that Jim must work to win back their trust. 247 pgs.