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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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The 70's classic that duely chronicled the first Holocaust: a shameful, historical tale of greed and deceit.

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Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.

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 really won.


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


"It was then, at the beginning of the 1860s, that the white men of the United States went to war with one another—the Bluecoats against the Graycoats, the great Civil War. In 1860 there were probably 300,000 Indians in the United States and Territories, most of them living west of the Mississippi. According to varying estimates, their numbers had been reduced by one-half to two-thirds since the arrival of the first settlers in Virginia and New England.

The survivors were now pressed between expanding white populations on the East and along the Pacific coasts—more than thirty million Europeans and their descendants. If the remaining free tribes believed that the white man’s Civil War would bring any respite from his pressures for territory, they were soon disillusioned."

~Chapter 1


Dee Brown has written more than twenty-five books on American history and the West. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Author Brown, Dee
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 487 pp.
Publisher Henry Holt and Company 1991
Gold Medal

Gold Medal


  Gold Medal Essential Reading

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