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

Dee Brown (Author)
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Description

The landmark, bestselling account of the crimes against American Indians during the 19th century, now on its 50th Anniversary.

First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of American Indians 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.

Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown introduces readers to great chiefs and warrors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes, revealing in heartwrenching detail the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that methodically stripped them of freedom. A forceful narrative still discussed today as revelatory and controversial, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee permanently altered our understanding of how the American West came to be defined.

Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Holt McDougal
Publish Date
May 15, 2007
Pages
481
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780805086843

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About the Author

Dee Brown was the author of over twenty-five books on the American West and the Civil War. His Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, considered a classic in its field, was a New York Times bestseller for over a year, and has been translated into many languages. Dee Brown died in 2002. Hampton Sides is editor-at-large for Outside magazine, and the author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, Hellhound On His Trail, and, most recently, In the Kingdom of Ice.

Reviews

"Shattering, appalling, compelling...One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages." --William McPherson, The Washington Post

"Extraordinarily powerful." --Nat Hentoff

"Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking . . . Impossible to put down." --The New York Times