Winter: A trader who is sick with Smallpox goes to the village. All the family gets sick except for Omakayas and Nakomis. Omakayas takes care of the family, but baby Neewo dies. She is very sad. The village has very little food, but Deydey hunts a deer that helps to feed the family/
Spring: Omakayas and her family return to the birchbark house. They are not as sad as they were when baby Neewo died. Omakayas meets the bear family again and asks them to help her heal others. She heals Pinche's feet.
End: The old woman, Tallow, comes to talk to Omakayas to tell her she was the baby left on the island. Omakayas remembers a song she used to sing and is happier about everything now.