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Sing Down the Moon

Tall Boy learns to value himself not for the characteristics that made him prideful and successful before his injury, but for the positive inner qualities that make Bright Morning marry him. Before...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019 5:51 am UTC

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Bright Morning and Running Bird are kidnapped by Spanish slave traders. These men look for young Indian girls to sell in the city to families who want domestic help. The slave trade is apparently a...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2010 8:28 am UTC

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Why Alvarez tells the story of the Mirabal sisters, it is not the only focus of her novel. Instead she focus also on the time period that surrounds them; thus she names her book In the Time of the...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2011 4:56 am UTC

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The problem that Bright Morning faces is how she will carve out an individual reaction to the condition of oppression that surrounds her. As a young girl, Bright Morning experiences this problem...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

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The main problem in Sing Down the Moon is how Native American identity experiences encroachment and repression from European forces. Bright Morning experiences this in two distinct ways. The...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2013 12:50 pm UTC

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In chapter 6, Bright Morning and Running Bird are tied together by the Spaniards to make sure that "there was no chance to escape." They are then taken to "a place where white people lived," where...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 6:36 am UTC

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In Scott O'Dell's novel Sing Down the Moon, the most vital lesson the Navajo protagonist Bright Morning learns is the importance of loyalty. Bright Morning gets her first taste of the importance of...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2015 8:20 am UTC

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In chapter 20 of Sing Down the Moon, summer is ending at the camp of Bosque Redondo. Tall Boy has been helping Bright Morning's family, providing them with a workhorse and strengthening their hut...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2020 1:10 pm UTC

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In the beginning of the first chapter of Scott O'Dell's young reader's novel Sing Down the Moon, the protagonist Bright Morning tells a story of her brother's death, the only brother she had in her...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2015 1:32 am UTC

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By the start of the next spring, the narrator (Bright Morning) had learned that a good shepherd never leaves the sheep to fend for themselves. In chapter 1, we learn that the narrator had left the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 8:58 pm UTC

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Scott O'Dell's novel, Sing Down the Moon, tells the story of the Navajo "long march," when they are forced from their home in the Four Corners area of the Southwest United States (bordering...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2010 10:47 am UTC

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Bright Morning must first figure out how to get to the church alone to meet Nehana, who will help her escape. She hides twenty tortillas to feed herself and her dog on the journey, and when it is...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2007 3:36 pm UTC

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In the Navaho culture of the mid-1800s, there is little reason for women to do much riding. Gender roles are strictly delineated, and it is the men who generally ride horses to go on hunting...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2010 8:09 am UTC

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In Sing Down The Moon, Bright Moon says that "the day the waters came was a wonderful day". In Chapter One, Bright Moon remembers the year when spring came early. With the melting of the snow, the...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2016 9:05 pm UTC

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In the story, Bright Morning has been captured by Spanish slavers and sold to a Senora in town. One of the other slave girls, Nehana, manages to procure three horses so that they can escape. Tall...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2015 6:51 pm UTC

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In the story, Bright Morning and her tribe are ordered to leave their canyon home. American soldiers (called Long Knives) announce that they will escort Bright Morning's Navajo tribe to Fort...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2021 3:52 pm UTC

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It was probably best for the girls to not give the woodcutter the bridle and bit. Though he might have misdirected their pursuers, there is no guarantee that he would live up to his word. He spoke...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2020 8:48 pm UTC

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Bright Morning is the main character and narrator in Scott O'Dell's 1970 novel entitled Sing Down The Moon. Bright Morning is part of the Navajo (spelled Navaho in the novel) tribe. The novel is...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2017 5:50 pm UTC

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InSing Down the Moonby Scott Odell, the main female character's name is Bright Morning. Odell characterizes Bright Morning as being intensely loyal to those she loves. For example, she admires...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2012 3:31 am UTC

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Sing Down the Moon is a 1970 children’s novel written by Scott O’Dell. It takes places between 1863–1865. Bright Morning is the central character in the novel and the first one to be introduced....

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 8:49 pm UTC

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In the opening chapter of Sing Down the Moon, Bright Morning heads outside early in the morning to taste the first day of spring. As she stands alone in the peach orchard, she is overwhelmed by the...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018 7:06 am UTC

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In the opening chapter of Scott O'Dell and Odell Grabriel Scott's young reader's novel Sing Down the Moon, the narrator Bright Morning informs us that spring had come early "on the high mesas above...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2015 9:40 am UTC

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Tall Boy looked crushed and beaten after his spear failed to take down the leader of the Long Knives. His failure caused his family and the people of his tribe to be captured by the Long Knives. In...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2016 8:20 pm UTC

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Is the word you're looking for copse? A copse is a stand of trees, a thicket, woods.

Latest answer posted May 7, 2009 12:07 am UTC

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A year earlier, the white soldiers had threatened to burn down Bright Morning's village if her people "did not keep the peace." The book Sing Down the Moon takes place between the years 1863 and...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010 10:56 am UTC

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