Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Dee Brown
History
Jul 30, 2018
“I have tried to fashion a narrative of the conquest of the American West as the victims experienced it, using their own words whenever possible.” So Dee Brown announced his intention in this book, which fundamentally altered our perspective of the past. Published in 1971, Brown’s unprecedented chronicle of the brutal campaigns that destroyed Native American culture and civilization—beginning in 1860 with the wars incited by the relocation of the Navajos and ending with the massacre of two hundred Sioux men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in December 1890—overturned the prevailing mythology of “how the West was won.” It is a disturbing, heartbreaking tale, told with both discipline and moral intensity in Brown’s gripping pages.
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Oct 28, 2018
This book made me cry as a child of 10, and for the first time, it made me question the American history I was being taught in school.
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Oct 28, 2018
Not having been born in the US, this account dispelled many of the historical inaccuracies and implausibilities we were exposed to in school
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A heart-wrenching must read.
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I learned a lot from this book.
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Jun 25
Powerfully written, factual and confronting.
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