School is out for the summer of 1993. Linda Tassel has invited her friend Tad to travel with her family and Cherokee clan friends to Harmony Festival, where she's to perform the Butterfly Dance with her friend Rising Fawn Reed. But soon after they arrive at the festival campgrounds, Rising Fawn disappears.
They notify the local police, but they are busy searching for the arsonist who just set the campground blaze. A missing Indian girl? She's probably run off with her boyfriend.
Together with Linda's clan brother Guli Whitepath, Linda and Tad are on their own in finding their friend- a search that may lead to permanent missing status for them all.