An American Indian elder is cursed by the gods during an incident in 1650. As a result, Red Hawk is denied entry into the Village Beyond the Sun and must take the form of a living hawk to become Guide of Spirits, only free to ascend to his family in the Village Beyond the Sun after wiping the tears from the face of the last member of the Hawk Tribe.
His task leads him into modern day. In order to save the newly exposed burial mound that contains the last of the Hawk spirits, Red Hawk is directed to team with a mentally-challenged, young, limousine driver named Herman Hudson. Together, they must face the violence of a powerful developer and the hunger of a city starving for jobs.
And as a final task from the gods, Red Hawk must claim Herman's spirit, too.
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