Chuchip lives on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Hototo lives on the South Rim. For years, members of their two tribes have told stories, naming one another as enemies. When Chuchip and Hototo accidentally meet near the river one day, a fight breaks out. Their squabbling disturbs Grandfather Squirrel, and he orders them to stop, explaining that though they may look different, they are members of One Great Tribe.