Book Review of 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
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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.