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

Foreword by Hampton Sides


Detailed from many tribes' histories: the story of how we destroyed the Native American peoples. It will make you weep at the end of each chapter. —Recommended by Don, City Lights Books

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's classic, eloquent, meticulously 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 over four million copies in multiple editions and has been translated into seventeen languages.

Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated. 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 won, and lost. It tells a story that should not be forgotten, and so must be retold from time to time.

Title Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Subtitle An Indian History of the American West
Author Dee Brown
Foreword by Hampton Sides
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
Title First Published 15 May 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 512 p.
ISBN-10 0805086846
ISBN-13 9780805086843
Publication Date 15 May 2007
Main content page count 512
Weight 16 oz.
 


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