Chosen in his youth to be the "One Who Smells the Wind" for his Anasazi clan, Uhtatse becomes a part of every element on the mesa where his people have built their pueblos. As he meets with traders from distant lands, he learns of their unusual ways of living, and begins sending his mind outward, searching for the enemies from the plains that he knows are waiting to kill them. Then a time comes when he finally senses peril, and he tries to persuade the Elders - without success - to relocate their dwellings to the safety of the caves. Only when the cruel Tsununni attack do the Ahye-tum-datsehe begin their great labor of building their homes and complexes in the cliffside caves that are now known as Mesa Verde.
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