Think about what is happening to Bright Morning in the story this week. If you were Bright Morning, how would you be feeling? Describe what you would be thinking and feeling if you had to go through what she is going through. Do you think you would do anything differently than what she’s doing?
What do you think about the Long Knife’s ultimatum (warning) to Old Bear and the Navajo people? Do you think it was fair? If you were Old Bear, how would you have reacted? What would you have said or done?
If you could change your name, would you? If you could choose a name that had a meaning like Bright Morning, Tall Boy, or Old Bear, what would you choose for your name? Why? What meaning would it have specifically for you?
Do you think the government should have a right to take land away from a group of people even if they have been living there for hundreds of years? How would you feel if you were kicked off your land and made to move somewhere unknown? What would you do to resist or fight back?