Set in North Dakota in the early twentieth century, when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Fierce and beautiful, Fleur breaks all the rules governing Ojibwe women, but is respected for her strength and insight. Respected, that is, by most - she is also loved and hated in equal measure by Pauline, a jealous madwoman who has rejected her Indian heritage.
When Nanapush, a tribal elder, saves Fleur from an illness that Western medicine cannot cure, events are set in motion that will push the tribe to new limits of endurance. Betrayed by their oppressors and torn by internal rivalries, the Indians are also reduced by disease - both physical and spiritual. Tracks combines myth, history, love story and tragedy to tell the story of a culture that tell - and then kept falling, like the snow.