Twenty years after Dances With Wolves, Father Mark Thomas finds a life with the Cheyenne River Sioux and a beautiful woman named Fawn more compelling than his Jesuit training. But as Father Thomas' new life is beginning, the old life of the Sioux is about to end; one more hard winter and the people will starve.
The Sioux's last hope is Wovoka, a Paiute prophet who promises that if all dance his Ghost Dance the buffalo will return and the white man will vanish from the earth. Is Wovoka a savior? Will the Ghost Dance lead the people to salvation, or to the tragedy called Wounded Knee?
Twenty years after the time of Dances with Wolves, the Paiute prophet Wovoka revived the last hopt of a desperate people. If all danced Wovoka's Ghost Dance, if all sang his new songs, the buffalo would return, all native Americans who has passed over would come back to life, and the white man would vanish from the earth.