Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

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Macmillan, Jan 23, 2001 - History - 487 pages
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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.
 

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The map of the United States is scattered with the names of our continent's original peoples. In many cases this is all that remains of them. By the 1860s, when this book's detailed coverage of their ... Read full review

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This is probably the most depressing and tragic book I've ever read. It just goes on and on, injustice after injustice, murder after murder. If it were fiction, you'd have to ding the author for ... Read full review

Contents

Their Manners Are Decorous and Praiseworthy
1
The Long Walk of the Navahos
13
Little Crows War
37
War Comes to the Cheyennes
67
Powder River Invasion
103
Red Clouds War
121
The Only Good Indian Is a Dead Indian
147
The Rise and Fall of Donehogawa
175
The Flight of the Nez PercÚs
315
Cheyenne Exodus
331
Standing Bear Becomes a Person
351
The Utes Must Go
367
The Last of the Apache Chiefs
391
Dance of the Ghosts
415
Wounded Knee
439
NOTES
451

Cochise and the Apache Guerrillas
191
The Ordeal of Captain Jack
219
The War to Save the Buffalo
241
The War for the Black Hills
273
Bibliography
465
INDEX
475
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About the author (2001)

Dee Brown has written more than twenty-five books on American history and the West. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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