A young Native American girl named Adaline Falling Star is left with her white relatives in St. Louis while her father must go on a trip. Unfortunately, her relatives don't like her because of her skin color, and make her life absolutely unbearable. Disgusted, afraid, and confused, Adaline decides to run away from it all. She's also convinced that her father never cared for her, since he left her with these atrocious relatives. On her journey, she soon finds love and companionship with a lonely dog that has no home. But will Adaline Falling Star see her father again?