In Ohio Country, 1854, twelve-year-old Margaret flees a terrible epidemic devastating her Ohio Seneca clan. Mentored in the ancient arts of medicine and healing at a young age, she travels to Wheeling, Virginia, in search of a new life with her mother and Shaman grandmother.
When Margaret finds herself suddenly orphaned, she is thrust into the wilderness and an impending winter storm. Abandoned amid fur trappers, wild animals, and fierce weather, she struggles to survive the treacherous journey along with her two beloved wolves, Hato and Kake.
An unexpected betrayal leads Margaret into servitude on a Virginia plantation. Her captivity changes the course of her life forever and sets her on a path of mercy as a medicine woman during the darkest hour of American History—The Civil War. A chance encounter with a Union soldier leaves Margaret torn between two very different worlds and one very forbidden love.
“From the first moment you meet Native American Kateri (Margaret) in Kevin D. Miller’s novel White Skies, Black Mingo, the young heroine’s spirit and courage will captivate you. Miller’s gripping writing will take you on a thrilling adventure of danger, American history, redemption and love. You will be completely enthralled.” —Ty DeMartino, Screenwriter/Playwright