Two teen boys, each from a different culture; both abandoned by their own people in the middle of the Canadian wilderness in 1834. Andy is searching for his father, a white missionary, who is somewhere in the vast and untamed Canadian west. Badger, a Blackfoot Indian, has lost his father to the constant warring that goes on between the Blackfoot and the other Indian tribes that surround their territory. Follow along, as they find one another under precarious circumstances and become friends, surviving against both hostile Indians and hostile whites. Danger and lightheartedness, treachery and romance accompany their adventures as they come of age in the pristine land of wild buffalo and wild men, while Andy never gives up hope in finding his father.