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

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West Now a special th anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreakingImpossible 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 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 prefaceUsing 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

About the Author: Dee Brown

Dorris Alexander Dee Brown 1908 2002 was a celebrated author of both fiction and nonfiction, whose classic study Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is widely credited with exposing the systematic destruction of American Indian tribes to a world audience Brown was born in Louisiana and grew up in Arkansas He worked as a reporter and a printer before enrolling at Arkansas State Teachers College, where he met his future wife, Sally Stroud He later earned two degrees in library science, and worked as a librarian while beginning his career as a writer He went on to research and writethan thirty books, often centered on frontier history or overlooked moments of the Civil War Brown continued writing until his death in 2002.

10 thoughts on “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

  1. says:

    The land of the free is no longer the home of the brave It took me a long while to read this.It wasn t that it was a boring read far from it But it was a disturbing read, and the fact that each chapter follows virtually the same pattern made it that much harder to read You knew from the s

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    Fair warning, there may be some political views in this review which should not be surprising being that this book is the history of a government slaughtering a native people because they were simply in the way.This book is a comprehensive history of the Native American from the moment when the

  3. says:

    I am FINALLY done with this book It took me forever to read, largely due to the fact that it is absolutely heartbreaking Most days I couldn t take reading it forthan 15 minutes That said, I believe it is one of the most important books I have read in my life I find it absolutely unbelievable that I g

  4. says:

    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West, Dee Alexander BrownBury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West is a 1970 book by American writer Dee Brown that covers the history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century The book

  5. says:

    This was a remarkably depressing book It is the sort of book that shows over and over again that there was literally nothing the Native Americans could have done to protect themselves from the all consuming and endlessly veracious greed of the European settlers Just about every tactic imaginable was used by the

  6. says:

    Dee Brown takes the reader on a thorough and quite disheartening journey through the military and political journey to settle the Western frontier of the United States of America There is much within this piece of non fiction that pushes the boundaries and Brown does not hold back in his delivery The central premise o

  7. says:

    I thought God intended us to live, Standing Bear told Crook, but I was mistaken God intends to give the country to the white people, and we are to die It may be well it may be wellStanding Bear, quoted in Dee Brown s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee One of the great histories of the United States Published in 1970, Bury My Hea

  8. says:

    I read this book for the Goodreads book club Diversity In All Forms If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link also read this as a buddy read with Matt Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was extremely heartbreaking, because it was so truthful This book is told in story form However, the author got his informat

  9. says:

    This book is devastating, relentless, and depressing It should be required reading for all U.S citizens High school history classes really should teach kids just exactly how our country expanded west As an American of European descent, I am thoroughly disgusted Invasion and destroying other people s cultures is bad enough, but we did e

  10. says:

    Written in the 1970s, Dee Brown s Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee remains a popular, relevant history of the Plains Indians This is saying a lot Aside from vague knowledge of Custer, and perhaps a viewing or two of Dances With Wolves, I d venture that most Americans don t know or care much about this story That makes sense, since it s never fu

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