"Walk Two Moons" narrates the story of Salamanca (Sal) Tree Hiddle throughout her journey from Euclid, Ohio, to Lewiston, Idaho to visit her mother's grave. She undertakes her journey with her grandparents, affectionately referred to as "Gram" and "Gramps." Along the way, they make several stops, one of which is in Wisconsin Dells.
At Wisconsin Dells, Gramps takes a nap while Salamanca and Gram look at an old fort and watch some Native American dancers and drummers. Here we learn that just like her mother, Sal sees the phrase "Indian" as being more appropriate than "Native American." During this time, Sal falls asleep, and when she wakes up, Gram has disappeared. Sal feels abandoned for a moment, but comes across two circles that the Indians had formed. Everyone was dancing around an older woman in a cotton dress who Sal recognizes as her grandmother. Sal sees her grandmother jumping and saying "Huzza, huzza" between the beats of the drums.