The Legacy of Prairie Winds follows a young immigrant as he travels to America in search of his dreams. Challenged by the lonely life on the prairie, Johann and his sponsors struggle to stay the course and make a home on the Nebraska plains until romance and love fill Johann’s life with the beautiful but determined Helena. During their marriage, they raise five independent children including the head-strong, Berta. Through country schooling, corn husking bees, and learning how to live on the prairie, the Gehring children rely on each other like the branches of a lone cottonwood tree. However, they too are tested by the Stock Market Crash, the Dust Bowl, the Depression, an outbreak of Spanish Flu, the prejudices of war, and personal tragedies becoming strong Americans who strive to make a difference in their world.