Mukaveine is referred to as the “Little Chief”. He is the youngest son of Yawanawa chiefs Nixiwakä and Putanny, coming from a long lineage of indigenous leaders and medicine men and women. Mukaveine has the name of the prophet of the Yawanawa who received visions of the invasion of white men and how powerful they were. The prophet thus instructed the Yawanawa people to form alliances with the invading people and not war. “Little Chief” Mukaveine is raised to be a leader of the Yawanawa people in the future. He lives in the Sacred Village of the Yawanawa nation where he learns Yawanawa language, spirituality, history and knows many songs of his people.