Embarking on a journey to meet her father,Sarah Reynolds heads into the untamed lands of 1837 Georgia. She sets out eager to take her position as teacher for the white settlers who, according to her father, are living peacefully with the Cherokee on their land. Rescued from certain death by a bold Cherokee warrior, Sarah is thrust into the turmoil of the forced emigration of his people. Injured in the attack, White Eagle fights to survive while Sarah learns the hard facts of life. Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, White Eagle and Sarah overcome betrayal and tragedy to find a love strong enough to bring nations together.