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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West
Author: Dee Brown
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 destruct...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805066692
ISBN-10: 0805066691
Publication Date: 1/23/2001
Pages: 487
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Publisher: Owl Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Previous to reading this book I had an understanding of the white man's massacres of Native Indians, our unfair treatment of the Indian people, and of the broken treaties and promises that our government made with the various Indian tribes. Even so, I found reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee a disturbing eye opener. This book has more clearly brought home the harsh truth about how we settled the west than any other museum or documentary that I have ever seen. In Red Clouds words, "They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it." If you are interested in the plight of the American Indians as our country-expanded west, then I highly recommend this book.
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Extremely well-researched and well-written. This is one book I am not swapping!
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This is such an emotionally moving book...many know about the loss of the American Indians, but this book really gives an in-depth account of all the activities and major figures involved in the making of this huge historical time period in our history. All the facts are fully documented & researched by the author, but are not just laid out in a dry summation-like form, every person and event mentioned is easily imagined by the reader and all the more heartwrenching for it.
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If anyone want to know the truth about the injustices that the Indians suffered because of broken promises, surprise attacks and how the government lied all because of greed and progress, its in this book. If you think that what the Indians are getting now as compensation is not deserved, this book just might change your mind. I love this book and would highly recommend it.
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An excellent book.


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