Nicely done, Elizabeth. Your story has a touch of the flavor of "The Savage" and White Buffalo Woman. Ben was always a friend to the land, his land and others' land. I believe you picked the right son to be with Ben on his second encounter with Sierra. While all of the C sons felt the way ben did about the land, Hoss always seems the most like Ben in that respect.
Thank you for reading my story. Those are apt comparisons. I appreciate the feedback.