Keanu Whiteriver grows up as an Assiniboin Indian on a reservation in Montana. He and his mother experience discrimination, but try to overcome it. Keanu is smart, active, a good student and a talented jazz musician. After high school
and college in Havre, he gets a scholarship
at Tulane University in New Orleans. Later,
he becomes a lawyer in his home State and
a legal adviser to the American Indian Movement.