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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

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A true classic of American history, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Browns eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell in their won words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, this book changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

A true classic of American history, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Browns eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell in their won words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, this book changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

“Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking....Impossible to put down.”The New York Times

“Shattering, appalling, compelling....One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages.”William McPherson, The Washington Post

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The never-out-of-print best-seller that documents the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century.

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A true classic of American history, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Browns eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell in their won words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, this book changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

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Dee Brown is the author of more than twenty-five books on American history and the West.

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megcampbell3, October 27, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
This book should be required reading in all of our public high schools. Dee Brown masterfully communicates the history of the American Indian as much from their perspective as possible—the battle accounts here are often horrifying, disturbing and frustrating to read. "Humans" and "dogs"; immigrants and natives—it's hard to understand how these disgraceful transgressions could have come to pass for so many years, and not all that far into our distant past. It's probably impossible for any book to make readers truly feel what it's like to be completely broken and undone—the power of chiefs diminished down to dust, the will of entire peoples torn apart; but Brown's record comes close. Hopefully, this book will remind us of how we felt as a nation on 9/11… the closest we've come to the depth of what the Indian nations of America experienced as the United States was born. Flying coast-to-coast over this land on a clear day is a very different experience after reading "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee".
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805017304
Subtitle:
An Indian History of the American West
Preface:
Brown, Dee
Author:
Brown, Dee
Introduction:
Brown, Dee
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
West
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl Book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1190-2F
Publication Date:
1991
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
487
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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The never-out-of-print best-seller that documents the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century.

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A true classic of American history, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Browns eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell in their won words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, this book changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

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