High up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eerie stillness of a sacred Indian burial ground masks a secret. The land is owned by the Cherokee Nation and no one is allowed to go there. The spirits are to rest in peace forever. But people have been there, powerful people, dangerous people and they have violated that sacred purity. An old man, a hermit in a nearby cabin knows this secret and cannot tell anyone or lives would be in danger. A young man becomes his only friend and begins to follow clues the old man has hidden where he knows only the boy will find them. The pieces come together and the stillness breaks.