This book is aimed at children aged 12 and above. It was a time of drastic change for the Cherokee and for the frontier. The white settlers approached steadily, their homesites encroaching more and more every year upon the hunting grounds and towns of the Cherokee. Misunderstandings often led to violence, and violence often led to war - war against an unconquerable foe. Against this backdrop emerges the character of Nancy Ward, Beloved Woman of her tribe. She attained her special rank as a teen when she rallied the Cherokee warriors to a victory over the Creek, but she chose to follow the path of peace - a path that often pitted her against her famous warrior cousin, Dragging Canoe.