From the land of the Nez Perce, she journeyed where none of her people had ever gone, riding fearlessly at the side of rugged, golden-haired Hugh Cameron--defying two cultures to claim an extraordinary love. Alone in the wilderness, they shared a passion as glorious and free as the rushing waters and the sun-dazzled mountains. But as settlers invaded their valley, another man joined Star to create a dynasty in the Wyoming Territory--a man whose smoldering desire sparked a restless new fire within her. Through blazing triumphs and bitter tragedies Star Cameron followed her heart as a wife, lover, mother and a friend. And always she treasured the secret, special gift of her ancestors. Now she would pass on her gift to the one person destined to receive it--a beautiful young girl who would usher the spirit of her people into a new century of struggle, change and joy.