The Coming of the Long Knives

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After Bright Morning's tribe is commanded by the Long Knives (the United States soldiers) to leave the canyon that is their home, the tribe decides to flee to the high country leaving behind their homes, livestock, and crops to wait out the soldiers. After a long time passes, the tribe is forced to move on to find food, but they are then surrounded by the Long Knives and led out of the canyon into captivity. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)

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