The Anasazi have survived for hundreds of years in a secluded canyon at Mesa Verde. Discovered at the turn of the century by a rancher, the U.S. government stepped in to establish the Restricted Area for their protection.
Now the secret of their existence and location are in jeopardy. The journal of a past Ute Indian agent has been found with entries about the Anasazi, a miraculous spring and a treasure. Two strangers hear about the treasure, becoming obsessed with locating it by any means necessary. Their searches progressively edge closer to the settlement.
The spirit of a young Navajo woman, befriended by the Anasazi, asks Jack Trader for his help. The Anasazi have witnessed the archeologist’s respectful ways at the cliff-dwellings and trust him.
After the Park Ranger is shot, Jack joins forces with the interim Ranger, Samantha Baker, an old flame, to stop the two men. Samantha is determined to prove herself in the Ranger’s absence.
As a last resort, the Anasazi will protect themselves. They are the ‘coyote people’, able to transform with deadly consequences. However, the unwanted attention could also bring their way of life to an end.
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