"Old Horse Seeker has told Looks Far, the medicine man of the People, of a terrifying vision. From the North comes a tribe of warriors who ride with lightening quickness and kill with pleasure--the Blue Paints. They rampage through the Plains, massacre every man, woman and child, and then claim the land as their own. But this warning can't change the fate of young Looks Far. When the Blue Paints attack, his pretty wife is murdered, and into his hands falls the Peoples only hope for survival--to seek the help of the People's old enemy, the Head Splitters."