promise of free land lures Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund from their
beloved home high above the fjords of Norway, and after three long years
of scrimping and saving to buy tickets for their passage to America,
they finally arrive at the docks of New York City. This new land
promises a rich heritage for their children, and here they hope to build
a good life.

After a long journey by train and then by covered
wagon, the Bjorklunds finally arrive in Dakota Territory, where they
settle on the banks of the Red River of the North. But the virgin
prairie refuses to yield its treasure without a struggle. Will Roald and
Ingeborg be strong enough to overcome the hardships of that first