Soun Tetoken is the "Silent One." Mute since his parents in a fire, the orphan is adopted by the son of the Nez Perce leader, Chief Joseph. Set against the growing tensions of the coming war with the U.S. Army, Soun undertakes the tribes ritual initiation into manhood. In the process, he learns how to communicate with animals as he tames a stallion and a coyote.
The fifth book of Amazing Indian Children.