Only Earth and Sky Last Forever Author:Nathaniel Benchley Young Dark Elk understood Crazy Horse's words. Brought up at a U.S. Government agency, he saw his people humiliated and impoverished as the white men's promises were broken. Yearning to live free and unshackled on the remaining Indian land, Dark Elk wanted only to prove himself a warrior and win Lashuka, the girl he loved. But when the white men... more » invaded the Black Hills, another promise of freedom was broken. There could be no other choice for Dark Elk but to join Crazy Horse and fight for a future for himself and Lashuka.
Nathaniel Benchley's powerful story for mature readers shows how the tragic Battle of the Little Bighorn changed the world for Dark Elk, a young man of courage caught up in the destiny of his people.« less