Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the... show more
Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible 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 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 edition -- published in both hardcover and paperback -- 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.
Publish date: January 23rd 2001
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLC
Pages no: 509
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, American History
MapList of IllustrationsIntroduction--Bury My Heart At Wounded KneeNotesBibliographyIndex
Very good story of the near extinction of Native American Indians in the late 1800s. Extremely sad, and makes you wonder what hope there is for the human race in general when you read this type of story. Really made me think about the plight of others. Each chapter tells part of the story, usually f...
Audiobook was available at Downpour for only USD5.95. Excellent narration by Grover Gardner.DEVASTATING. Very difficult reading. Dense. I am very glad it was written and that I have read it. The language used is perfect. I don't know how to properly convey to what extent this book upset me. Everyone...
A sweeping work of history, which I would have enjoyed even more if I were better with names. Brown recounts the interactions between native Americans and European immigrants almost as a series of episodes, and if you don't keep the names straight, it can sound a lot like the same things happening o...
It's been fifteen years since I first read this. I think it's time to make myself cry with it again.