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."
This report prepared by Pat M. Peterson