Morning Star has lost the man who was to be her husband. Destined to live a loveless life she devotes herself to the visions given her by the Great Spirit and her skill as a healer. When Lone Eagle comes into her life, everything changes. Even though his injuries are severe she nurses him back to health and falls deeply in love. Lone Eagle has also suffered loss, but when he meets Morning Star, he knows his life will soon be complete. Even though they never have children of their own, they are friends to all, including the whites who are coming into their territory. That friendship becomes both a blessing and a curse when he witnesses something he shouldn't have seen. Hunting Hawk is an adult when he learns of his parents' past. It becomes his prayer that he can accept what life has given him.