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First published in 1970, this extraordinary book changed the way Americans think about the original inhabitants of their country. Beginning with the Long Walk of the Navajos in 1860 and ending 30 years later with the massacre of Sioux men, women, and children at Wounded Knee in South Dakota, it tells how the American Indians lost their land and lives to a dynamically expanding white society. During these three decades, America's population doubled from 31 million to 62 million. Again and again, promises made to the Indians fell victim to the ruthlessness and greed of settlers pushing westward to make new lives. The Indians were herded off their ancestral lands into ever-shrinking reservations, and were starved and killed if they resisted. It is a truism that "history is written by the victors"; for the first time, this book described the opening of the West from the Indians' viewpoint. Accustomed to stereotypes of Indians as red savages, white Americans were shocked to read the reasoned eloquence of Indian leaders and learn of the bravery with which they and their peoples endured suffering. With meticulous research and in measured language overlaying brutal narrative, Dee Brown focused attention on a national disgrace. Still controversial but with many of its premises now accepted, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee has sold 5 million copies around the world. Thirty years after it first broke onto the national conscience, it has lost none of its importance or emotional impact. --John Stevenson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This 1970 volume greatly changed the view of pioneers' westward advancement. Based largely on primary source materials, this volume details how white settlers forced Indian tribes off the plains, often simply by killing them. Though Hollywood and penny dreadfuls portrayed Indians as red devils who launched unprovoked attacks on innocent homesteaders, Brown's research shows that the opposite is closer to the truth. The text is buttressed with numerous period photos. An essential purchase. (LJ 12/15/70)
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
have not read this book yet but what i read of it so far seems to be interesting thank youPublished 16 months ago by shorty
This was a gift for a family member. Very interesting read and very happy to have known the author and his works.Published 19 months ago by Phillymon
it was in good condition and fast service.
It is a very moving and emotional book that captures the unjust and unfair suffering of a people and nation.
I read 156 books last year, a mix of non fiction & memoir or autobiography mostly. I passed this cover a few times before finally deciding to read it . Read morePublished on July 7 2013 by Kindle Customer
This is a piece of History that a lot of people don't know about.
It's well written, captivating & timeless. Read more
The best book about the rality of the lies that the white america use to destroy the indian civilisation and steal there territories. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2010 by Henri Jacob
This book is a classic and a big inspiration for my own work on the Lakota Sioux and Wounded Knee: They Never Surrendered: The Lakota Sioux Band That Stayed in Canada.Published on May 4 2008 by Ronald J. Papandrea
There are three books you need to read if you want to understand the Native American experience or the American experience from Native American eyes. Read morePublished on May 27 2007 by Lakota