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

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Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down"

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth-anniversary edition — published in both hardcover and paperback — Brown has contributed an incisive new preface.

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 us in their own 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, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

Dee Brown wrote more than twenty-five books on American history and the West. He died in December, 2002 at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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 own 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

"A first-rate accountstrongly and ardently written."The New Yorker

"A fascinating, painful document . . . illustrated with magnificent Indian portraits."Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

"This book greatly changed the view of pioneers' westward advancement. Based largely on primary source materials, this volume details how white settlers forced Indian tribes off the plains, often simply by killing them . . . An essential purchase."Library Journal

Synopsis:

Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down"

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth-anniversary edition — published in both hardcover and paperback — Brown has contributed an incisive new preface.

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 us in their own 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, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

Synopsis:

Now in a special 30th anniversary edition comes the classic bestselling history "The New York Times" called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking. . . . Impossible to put down". Includes an incisive new Preface by the author. 56 illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-473) and index.

About the Author

Dee Brown has written more than twenty-five books on American history and the West. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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lukas, September 15, 2009 (view all comments by lukas)
One of the most shameful episodes in American history was the displacement/murder of the Indians as the country expanded Westward in the 19th century. It's still rarely taught in schools and widely ignored in our culture, but it can't be ignored. Dee Brown's sympathetic, gripping, and ultimately heartbreaking book tells the story from the Indians' perspective, using first hand accounts to create a vivid portrait of a an entire population robbed of their land, honor, and sometimes lives. It's one of the saddest books you will ever read, but it is absolutely essential. Every American should read it and think about it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805066692
Subtitle:
An Indian History of the American West
Author:
Brown, Dee
Author:
Brown, Dee
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
West
Edition Number:
30
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1420
Publication Date:
20010123
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56 bandw illustrations
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down"

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth-anniversary edition — published in both hardcover and paperback — Brown has contributed an incisive new preface.

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 us in their own 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, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

"Synopsis" by , Now in a special 30th anniversary edition comes the classic bestselling history "The New York Times" called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking. . . . Impossible to put down". Includes an incisive new Preface by the author. 56 illustrations.
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