Prairie Cub has returned to the world of his birth where his white heritage allows for a future in Michael's world. With help from his friend, Scot Robinson, Michael journeys east to start life again with Scot's friend, Jay Miller, a locomotive engineer for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Snow Shoe, West Virginia. At Jay's suggestion, he adopts the name Michael P. C. Freeman, determined to never forget his Sioux heritage. With Jay Miller's help, Michael finds a new home with the Tyler family, leading to new friends and a new life in Michael's world in Snow Shoe. Corresponding with friends in his old world, he wonders if he'll ever see his family again.