Salina, Kansas, 1874:
A young girl stands at her window.She is fourteen, on the edge of womanhood. Looking out across the vast sea of grass that is the Great Plains, she dreams of the day when she might set sail on it. Two years later, she does, venturing into that vast unknown from which she will emerge older and wiser than her years, having been shaped and burnished in one of the great tragedies in American history.
This is her story.