Amee-nah's story takes place in the 1930s in the mesas and plateaus of Zuni country in New Mexico.
Ever since he can remember, Amee-nah has dreamed of being a firefighter like his father, who died a hero when Amee-nah was little.
But there is a big obstacle: Amee-nah was born with a clubfoot, making it hard for him to run properly. He hates his twisted foot because it means that he is left out of exciting adventures with the other Zuni boys. With all his heart he wishes he could go to sheep camp in the summer, where the boys run the hillsides looking for wolves and bobcats that might trouble the sheep. But even more, Amee-nah longs to compete in the annual stickrace, a grueling 25-mile relay.
Little does Amee-nah know that he is in for the most thrilling summer of his life. After Coach K from the mission school arranges for Amee-nah to have corrective surgery on his foot, will the boy's dreams begin to come true?
Kunu, a ten-year-old boy, and his grandfather vow to return to their homeland in Minnesota. Knowing they will be shot on sight if caught trying to leave, Kunu and his grandfather secretly make plans to escape in a dugout boat.
After a Sioux uprising in 1862, two thousand Winnebago Indians were forced from their Minnesota homes to a reservation in Crow Creek, South Dakota. Many Indians died from the inhumane conditions encountered on the journey and even more at their destination; Crow Creek had little food, no farming, and no weapons for hunting
Readers will gain a great appreciation of the struggles of the Winnebago people through the story of Kunu and his grandfather. Their eventful trip over hundreds of miles of river is told here with all its adventures and danger.
Kunu is the fourth book in the Amazing Indian Children Series.