Tautuk is an Innuknuna, an inland dweller, and has never experienced any of the ancient spiritual ways. In fact, none of the Innuknuna have---Ihitchas has seen to that. Now, the old tracker, Ihitchas, is about to reveal a great mystery to his small band of native Americans who struggle for survival in the frozen north. His people, his land, and his vision of a single great spirit will change their lives forever. Tautuk rejects the old tracker and his vision, for it carries the mark of the old mans strange mind. But after an unexpected tragedy in his life, Tautuk is compelled to follow an ancient trail through a mysterious land, teaming with unknown beasts and majestic wonders---- to find the truth---- the truth of "SINEW MAN".