Traditional tales from North American Indian tribes are woven into one story that relates the adventures of one boy as he grows to manhood. Out of love for the beautiful Ko-ko-mik-e-is, a brave young American Indian journeys over deserts, mountains, and prairies, into the future of the Drowned Ones. This is a Newbery Honor Book and a Boston Globe Honor Book. "The Newbery Honor Award-winning story of a young warrior's mystical search for his own destiny. A vivid, sensitive rendering." — Booklist.