Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Author:Dee Brown illus. + index. — This tells the story of the demise of the indigenous people of (mostly western) North America. Whites were not nice to the indigenous people of North America. (or South America for that matter) The story ends with the murder of Sitting Bull, one of the greatest warriors and leaders known to the Lakota, and then is followed up by... more » the murder of over 200 Lakota at Wounded Knee. Most of them women and children, almost all unarmed, and outnumbered at least two to one by soldiers from the US Cavalry and the Reservation Police. To make things even more one sided the US Cavalry lined up two Hotchkiss rapid fire guns on their outer defense and riddled women and children with bullets as they fled for safety. To top it all off eight "Medals of Honor" were handed out to the brave soldiers who murdered woman and children in cold blood. Some of the political actions by Americans and the atrocities they committed are hard for me to forgive. Imagine how the people of the once great Tribes feel.
If you like books with happy endings I strongly suggest that you DON'T read this one. This book made me cry more then "Old Yeller" and "Dancer in the Dark" combined.« less