"I don't want to see your pony! I don't want to live with horses and Indians. . .way out here! I wish I had never come!"
No wonder Meg is upset. What could be less like her quiet Boston home than a rugged U.S. Cavalry Post! And here she must live with her cousins for a year!
To Meg who loves to read and knit, life at bustling Fort Miles is strange indeed. Then Meg gets her own pony--the half-starved pinto Papoose--and she begins to discover how exciting life can be at an Army post.