For the asking: one tract of prime Iowa farmland, extravagantly fertile, well-situated with plentiful water sources. Comes complete with access to insanity, violence, death, and its very own Indian curse. At the height of the United States' expansion westward, forcing dozens of Native American peoples ever further from their customary lands and lifestyles, four renegade U.S. soldiers torture and kill three young Sauk women. Enraged with grief, a tribal chief curses the land where the massacre took place. He names the place "Heartless" and calls upon the spirits to force the white man to leave it alone or face certain madness and a horrible death. An invisible malignancy lingers in this piece of America's Heartland, but its attractive, innocent appearance draws men to its maw time and time again. For the next 140 years this terrible curse visits tragedy and heartbreak upon the inhabitants of this place until one woman finds the courage to fight its deadly pull. This is the story and the horror of HEARTLESS HEARTLAND.