Ricardo receives the medallion from his great grandfatherTukor. When drought hits the hidden canyon near Santa Fe, he and his father Carlos take the horse herd to the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, near the present town of Del Norte. World War I brings an offer from the British for the horse herd, which Carlos can't refuse. Ricardo and his best friend Rock Dog, a Ute Indian, are sent to England with the horses. Once again the medallion intervenes to save both their lives from German agents. After the war, the two men become archeologists and study many civilizations, including the iron age people of Grand Zimbabwe, before retiring to the San Luis Valley. When news of an important archeology discovery in Peru flashes across the US, Great Grandfather mobilizes Juan and Sophia for a trip to Lima and they begin to learn the whole story of his incredible past.
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The book covers a period of History from the beginning to end of the 20th century. It touches on survival in the Arctic; World War I and the use of horses; the ruins of Grand Zimbabwe in southern Africa; bandits threatening back country hikers in Peru, and the rich archeological heritage of that country. The narritave is fictional but the history is accurate.