Sing Down the Moon Author:Scott O'Dell "The spring that came to the Canyon de Chelly in 1864 was abundant, for the fields and orchards of the Navahos who lived there promised a rich harvest. The sheep were lambing, and the sky was bright blue against the red buttes of the canyon. It was a time of expectation. But all was shattered when the Spanish slavers came and later when the wh... more »ite soldiers burned the corps, destroyed the fruit trees, and forced the Navahos of the canyon to join their Indian brothers on the devastating long march to Fort Sumner.
"Through the eyes of Bright Morning, a young Navaho girl, we see what can happen to human beings when they are uprooted from the life they know. She tells the story of the proud and able Tall Boy, the youth she expects to marry, who is maimed not only by a physical wound but a spiritual wound as well. And she tells of the other men of the tribe who lose their will along with their way of life."« less