Being a Native American and the shortest kid in the eighth grade makes Baron feels like he does not quite fit in. That is why he is dreading the class trip to wilderness camp--the bullies will get to torture him in the forest, for a change. On the bright side, Baron is hoping for a chance to see bears. A member of the Mohawk Bear Clan, Baron has had a life-long fascination with the animals and knows all of the old legends, including that of the Bearwalker--part human, part bear, and total killing machine. But Baron encounters an even more terrifying adversary on the trip that will challenge him in ways he never thought possible.