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Liza Ralston survives an attack where her father is seriously wounded, then is taken back to a small band of Pikuni Blackfeet. She meets and falls in love with Red Eagle, but cannot accept the differences in their cultures. On a bitter dawn in January 1870, the Pikuni -- having been betrayed by the army -- are brutally attacked at their winter camp. Liza is separated from most of the tribe and must survive the harsh winter with a handful of others. Red Eagle goes in search of her, fearing that she might be dead. Through the struggles they face, they discover how much they truly love each other, and that their place is with each other, "across the Sweet Grass Hills."
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   cowboy loving indian

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The Americas (not US):    -   Yes Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Prairie    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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