Science fiction story about a teenage American Indian boy on a Reservation. Ralph Littlefoot is a mathematical genius on the level of Newton or Einstein who makes three important discoveries leading to inventions that change the world. His family is imperiled when an overarching, secret governmental agency tries to suppress these inventions before their widespread use rips apart the fabric of stable society. His grandpa Maxwell, step-mom Louisa, dad Horton, his step-brother Johnny, and their lawyer Mr. Hankes flee for their lives. They escape using the very invention everyone is after.