Fourteen-year-old Bright Morning and her best friend are grazing their sheep on a beautiful spring morning when two strange men suddenly appear. The men are Spanish slavers who have come to the Navaho country to steal girls and sell them to families in town, and they quickly take Bright Morning and her friend captive! Bright Morning is determined to escape and find her way back home to her family. But the times are changing, and soon her beloved home won't be the same. In fact, the entire Navaho way of life is about to change forever.
In this award-winning novel, Bright Morning dramatically and courageously chronicles her experiences with slavery and with her tribe's 300-mile forced march from their homeland to Fort Sumner.