A young Native American woman dies days after she gives birth to her son, and his father Longbow is now left with the task of raising his son. Longbow resents the fact that his wife died, and was not able to raise their son. Raised by the women of the village, Protector of Mankind grows up ridiculed by the braves and warriors of his village.
Protector of Mankind leaves his village to get away from the intertribal fighting that exists among the villages to seek peace and happiness. As he journeys through the hot New Mexico desert, he encounters the beauty and dangers hidden throughout the desert. Months of traveling through the New Mexico desert, the elders lead Protector of Mankind to his mountain in the sky where he finds the peace, and happiness he is seeking.
After many years, Protector of Mankind, returns to his village, and brings his parents, and the villagers to live with him on his mountain in the sky. No longer ridiculed by the braves and warriors he grew up with, Protector of Mankind is now respected for his knowledge, wisdom and compassion.