Golden Fox, a girl barely turned woman, is pursued by her hairy-face father, who will stop at nothing to find her, even if he has to destroy her entire band. He gives one of her relatives the “Poisoned Water,” and in return the woman burns down Golden Fox’s family’s lodges.
The band is thus broken.
Golden Fox’s grandfather, Eagle Thunder, never wanted to become leader of the band, but when the hairy-face’s poisoned water takes over the minds of many of his peoples, including the Elders, he has no choice. He must lead the remnants of the band or they will die.
Homeless, they travel into unknown lands, where a Holy Woman invites them to join their band. Golden Fox respects the Holy woman, and an albino warrior that she falls for, but they hold from her an important secret.
Then Golden Fox’s abusive hairy-face father finds her.
“I love all of Ruby’s books. I’ve learned so much about the Native American culture at the time they had to fight for their way of life. Every page lets me feel the anguish and struggles they went through. The mother and daughter relationship is a strong one. It is rare to read a book where a young woman has battle after battle to face but fights onward, never turns against her world or her family, as you find in so many of our books and movies today. Golden Fox embodies great wisdom and spiritual strength by keeping the traditions in her heart. This is a great book to enjoy at your leisure. No need to rush. You might miss something that will bring your heart closer to the Native American way of life.” ~ L. K. Killian