It has been 15 years since Mammy, the baby mammoth, followed Chief Oleg and his party of women man-hunters home. Mammy is reaching maturity just like Ankita the little girl who on that day put her arms around Mammy's neck welcoming her to the tribe and forming an unbreakable bond.
Chip, Bowen and the other three boys born nine months after Mammy came to stay are in their fifteenth year. They are the eldest boys in the tribe and they think they are ten foot tall and bullet proof. At least they would if they knew what bullets were. All five of them are besotted with Ankita the exotic girl with the mammoth whose father is chief.
Ankita is nearly three years older than the boys and she sees them as nothing but little boys. She wants a real man. Of course Oleg, her father and tribal chief is overprotective of her.
The radical life that he has fostered in the tribe, where women are self sufficient, has prospered. They have successfully fought off all wife raiding attacks and have continued to reproduce by seducing men from other tribes. They are particularly drawn to the men from the coastal tribes because of their size. It is not what you think. The women want to produce bigger sons and daughters. Small is bad. Big is good.
So far Oleg and his wife, Lubba have managed to keep Ankita home during these forays but she is getting restless and she has a mammoth as a friend.