Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

An Indian History of the American West

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The first major chronicle of the Native American experience written from an Indian perspective tells of the heroic struggle to resist subjugation by the American government, chronicling in detail the wars and massacres perpetrated against Indians during the westward expansion of the 19th century.
Publisher: New York, : Holt, Rinehart & Winston, [1971-1970]
ISBN: 9780030853227
Branch Call Number: 978.02 B8127b 1971
Characteristics: xvii, 487 p. : ill., music ports. ; 25 cm. ; Bantam ed. 459 p. ; H. Holt ed. 481 p


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Dec 16, 2015

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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