Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

An Indian History of the American West

Book - 1971
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Doumented account of the decimation of Native Americans in the last half of the 19th century, told from the Indian viewpoint.
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart & Winston, [1971, c1970]
Edition: [first edition]
ISBN: 9780030853227
0030853222
Branch Call Number: 970.5 BRO
Characteristics: xvii, 487 pages :,illustrations, music, portraits ;,24 cm.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Apr 29, 2019

The Washington Post said it best...."shattering, appalling, compelling.....one wonders, who, indeed, were the savages." Used this years ago as a textbook in a high school class. It haunted me for years and reading it again makes me sad. It's a hard book to read. Makes you rethink "How The West Was Won."

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RyMac92
Aug 23, 2017

Too much needless information and not enough of a narrative to hold it together. I was hoping for more details on Native American culture and how the American Indian survived and held together through their mass killing. It mostly just talks about all the murder and genocide without any nuance.

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johnbacich
Aug 22, 2017

The very notion that the Indian side of the story hasn't been told is absolutely beyond comprehension. The only side of the story being told for the last fifty years on TV, in movies, books, talk shows and the media has been the prejudiced, white hating Indian side. With complete disregard for facts and retelling flat-out myths, Dee Brown presents all Indians as noble humanitarians and Whites as blood thirsty monsters. It is unfortunate that so many on the left fall for this racist propaganda. But luckily, historians are starting to chart a truthful account that follows a middle road. There were blood thirsty monsters on both sides, and noble humanitarians too. Avoid the obviously partisan accounts of western history like this one, and find the real story in books like " Son of the Morning Star " by Evan S Connell.

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Sep 29, 2019

Delta thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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