Wow. The almost sweet friendship to romance set against the horrific realities of the time both in terms of war and punishment of infractions. So well done.
I find myself torn between wanting to research the particular tribe of Indians to see if they were truly so accepting and wanting to just believe there were such wonderfully accepting people in that time.
This definitely isn't an erotic romance but a sweeping historical that happens to have at its heart, two men. Additionally the secondary characters are beautifully well drawn and add such rich flavor.