At the age of twelve, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man and learns the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins a mysterious girl named Claire. As Will's destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians, including a Cherokee Chief named Bear, he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassel Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee's homeland and culture.
Cherokee Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1789-1869 -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Southern States -- Fiction.
Talking Books on CD-ROM.
Trading posts -- Fiction.