Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
An Indian History of the American West

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Dee Brown’s powerful and unforgettable classic that awakened the world to the nineteenth-century decimation of American Indian tribes
First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
 

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Dee Brown has written more than twenty-five books on American history and the West. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Open Road Media. 482 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, War, Westerns, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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A well-intentioned, weepy account of frontier wars against the American Indian.

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Indeed one of the few memorable lines in the script came when young Ohiyesa - who later took the name of Charles Eastman - is being told by his recently converted Lakota father, “There is no living outside the White Man's world.” Continued on the next page Pag...

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Entertainment Weekly

B Originally posted Sep 14, 2007 Published in issue #955 Sep 21, 2007 Order article reprints

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The Bookbag

I don't want to read about numbers, dates, facts - I want to read about people.

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Monsters and Critics

Dee Brown published Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee in 1971 and was the first book to capture the events of the winding down of the Indian nation from the Indian point of view.

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If you haven't read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, this is a good book to finally read this book.

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Time Out New York

The arguments over broken treaties and tribal wars (enacted mostly by Eastman and Aidan Quinn’s Senator Henry Dawes, architect of the government’s Native American policies) play like high-school debaters’ opening statements.

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At Home With Books

The book really looked like a picture book, but was suprised to find that it was so much more.

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Variety

Dramatically, though -- even tinkering with history to weave the Eastman character into the narrative -- "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" proves curiously flat, retracing revisionist looks at this era from "Little Big Man" to TNT's recent miniseries "Into the West," another stilted disappointment ...

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