The great death arrives with the man from downriver, the one who has little red spots covering his body. After he's gone, Millie and her younger sister, Maura, can only watch as the plague of spots and fever sweeps through their village killing everyone. they quickly realize that they must find a new home. They load up a raft to take them away, an so begins an epic journey through the harsh snowy Alaskan wilderness.
This is a extraordinary story of courage, commitment and survival.