Calling Crow searches for his wife, kidnapped by a vindictive Spanish priest. Captured and wounded by another tribe, he is dragged from death's door by a woman he will grow to love. Adopted by the Coosa, he becomes their chief. French Protestant colonists settle to the North. Then the Spanish Catholics return to the lands they claimed as their own, bringing Calling Crow's wife with them. The two European groups learn of each other's presence and make war plans. Now Calling Crow must ensure that the coming battle doesn't destroy the people he has grown to love, and his two women, one of which he must choose.