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

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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 hardcover edition, 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.

Review:

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

Review:

"Strongly and ardently written." New Yorker

Synopsis:

The classic bestselling history "The New York Times" has called original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking is available in a special 30th-anniversary edition. 56 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived. Now repackaged with a new introduction from bestselling author Hampton Sides to coincide with a major HBO dramatic film of the book, Bury    My Heart at Wounded Knee.

            

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Browns classic, eloquent, meticulously 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 over four million copies in multiple editions and has been translated into seventeen languages.

           

Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated. 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 won, and lost. It tells a story that should not be forgotten, and so must be retold from time to time. 

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.

About the Author

Dee Brown is a leading authority on western American history and the author of many highly acclaimed books on this subject. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805086843
Author:
Brown, Dee
Publisher:
Owlet Paperbacks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
30
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56 bandw illustrations
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.56 x 0.925 in

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"Review" by , "Shattering, appalling, compelling....One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages."
"Review" by , "Strongly and ardently written."
"Synopsis" by , The classic bestselling history "The New York Times" has called original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking is available in a special 30th-anniversary edition. 56 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived. Now repackaged with a new introduction from bestselling author Hampton Sides to coincide with a major HBO dramatic film of the book, Bury    My Heart at Wounded Knee.

            

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Browns classic, eloquent, meticulously 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 over four million copies in multiple editions and has been translated into seventeen languages.

           

Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated. 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 won, and lost. It tells a story that should not be forgotten, and so must be retold from time to time. 

"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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