Bury my heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian history of the American West - Dee Brown

Mass grave after the Wounded Knee massacre
Mass grave after the Wounded Knee massacre

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.

Submitted by Tyrion on September 26, 2013

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.

Comments

Steven.

10 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on September 26, 2013

This book is amazing and tragic in equal measure. A must-read but it is so so sad.

rooieravotr

10 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by rooieravotr on December 4, 2013

Agree with Steven. Read it when it was just translated in Dutch in 1973, still re-reading it now and then. Good to have it here.

Red Marriott

9 years ago

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Submitted by Red Marriott on July 11, 2015

Agreed, great book.