A young man, brave in battle and a leader in the buffalo hunt, is too shy to speak to the woman he loves. Sad and lonely, he wanders far into the woods. There, he meets two Elk men. They give him a a flute that the birds and animals have made for him. When he plays it, the harmony of nature is in his melodies and he speaks straight to the heart of the girl he loves.
In love with a beautiful girl, but too shy to tell her, a young man is helped by the mysterious Elk Men.
One night these mysterious men offer him a special gift - a love flute. Imbued with the voices of the birds and animals, it tells the girl of his love where words had failed.
Goble retells and illustrates another Plains Indian children's legend with exquisite Native influenced artwork and prose.