Sadie and Morgan, two orphans, choose opposite paths in order to avoid the future laid out for them.
Restless and eager to find her place in life, Adrienne is fascinated by Buffalo Child, a proud Apache warrior. Despite growing tensions between white settlers and his tribe, he asks her to follow him. Can their love survive the trials they have to face?
Masha is a dancer at the famed Bolshoi Ballet with a past she has tried to forget, but when her grandfather falls ill she is confronted with her memories and is forced to deal with what happened.
15-year-old Rebecca feels suppressed by an overbearing mother and the rules of society. She decides to leave home and embarks on a journey starting in Jackson and ending in Nebraska, where she is captured by Catches-many-Dreams, a warrior of the Lakota.