The book is a historical biography of a fellow member of the Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia, in which Rosemary Whitlock retells her early childhood in the mountains of Virginia.

"Makin' do means to do one's best in whatever abilities of opportunities one has" Dora Clark .

Meet this rural Virginia family in the friendly warmth of a log cabin whose door is always open to friends and strangers alike. Share with them the desire to make their own way and learn how they find strength to dry their tears. (from the back cover)