In this rollicking tale, Mohawk hero Tehawennihárhos, aka Squire Davis, aka Sky Walker, rides through the turbulent and lawless days of 1845 Upper Canada. As he longs for the love of the Scotchwoman Jennet Ferguson, he finds himself at the heart of the divide between Mohawk tradition and the new Presbyterian society putting down roots in communities across Ontario.
As Tehawennihárhos contemplates marrying the white woman he adores, he faces prejudice on both sides of the racial divide and realizes that neither the Six Nations tribes nor the Presbyterian elite of Uxbridge and Brantford will accept him and Jennet.
Meanwhile, Tehawennihárhos becomes involved in a manhunt for a Mohawk cousin and his violent English accomplice, who are wanted for the assault on a woman who runs a tavern on Vinegar Hill. The chase takes him and his compatriots along the byways of Upper Canada as he clashes with land jobbers, robber barons and disgruntled British regulars. En route, we discover the wildness of the Canadian frontier through social customs, politics, scandals, criminal activities and economic tensions.
Plots and subplots make for a riveting adventure through the early days of our nation, bringing our history alive as never before.