I hope this doesn't sound weird, but I appreciate that you show the horror of the torture techniques that the Indians used. Most of the stories I've read about the Native Americans gloss over such things. Don't get me wrong, I'm very much for Native American rights (I've got a bit of Cherokee blood in me) and I believe with all of my heart that the way they were treated by the whites was barbaric, but their ways of life were vastly different from the white man's. There's just a raw reality to the way you've written about them--and about the Old West--that I find appealing.Author's Response:
As you said, often the Indian torture techniques are glossed over, but I try to show things in a realistic light; and the whites don't fare much beter in the story. I'm glad you can appreciate that because many readers don't care for that sort of thing. And I did my research.