Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Bury My Heart in Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West unflinchingly narrates the plight of the Native American Indians during the development of American expansionism in the Western frontier.
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  • Kimberly George
    Written on May 17, 2018
    ""Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" opens up a sad door to a heartbreaking period of history. You will hear first-hand that the 1800's brought agony to undeserving people who selected a lifestyle bounded by the wilderness. This was not enough to prevent the destruction of a dynasty. Take it in and reflect on this remarkable period of time. You will be changed."
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  • Anthony Meyer
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book should be among the best when it comes to describing and decrying social injustice. It shows how the American Indian has been destroyed and his heritage desecrated systematically over the years by America itself, the land purportedly to be of the free. From the first page to the last page, it is breathtaking and impossible to put down. I think this is a good pick. "
  • Brandon Valdez
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "This book was very interesting. I really didn't know much about the history of the Native Americans and this really opened my eyes. I enjoyed the stories and it really made me think."
  • Lori Hamilton
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "This book has an interesting story and characters. I can say that this book tells a hidden side of Americas development and that people must know. "
  • Alan Obrien
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down" Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian 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. For this elegant thirtieth-anniversary edition -- published in both hardcover and paperback -- Brown has contributed an incisive new preface. 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."
  • Jack Green
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West is an amazing story. This tale is well known to American students as it is studied in History classes. The story goes much deeper and touches much more than students learn. This is truly history that is heartbreaking and important lessons to learn."
  • Victoria Morgan
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Classic book. I really enjoyed it."
  • Aaron Stanley
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is one of the most important books on American history because it tells a comprehensive history of Native Americans. While its minute accuracy has been questioned, the larger picture it tells is hardly up for debate."
    Sara Lawrence
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is one of those books that needs a few reads to fully appreciate. Everytime I have read it, I got something new and different from the book. "
  • Tejas Rangarajan
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I had to read this in school, and as far as history books are concerned it was better than most. If I didn't have to read it though, I would definitely not have picked it up. I like history as much as the next person, but an in-depth look at one particular event like this is not what I enjoy reading. "
    Ken Gong
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "My uncle loved novels set in the Old West so I bought this book for him on his birthday. He absolutely loved it and recommended I read it. It's about the relationship between the west and Indians in Dakota and their different tribes. "
  • Liliana Valadez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A well researched and enjoyable read. Truly heart wrenching, but important and worth the time from both an educational and recreation context."
  • Anthony Allen
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I am not familiar with the ALA Think Tank. This book is good for Indian History and would be a good read for someone wanting to find out about that more. I personally would not read this book."
  • Sara Harvey
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a very sad upsetting book but it's very good and educational. i'll probably send a copy to each member of my book club. Thanks for the recommendation Amazon!"
  • Rosa María Leal
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "There is no other book that covers Wounded Knee without pulling it's punches. It provides an aspect of American culture that is rarely inspected."
  • Jason Ray
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was a powerful book. So many bad things happened to the Native Americans. This book chronicles their experiences and what happened to them."
  • Victoria Cordero
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is an important story about the history of America and its native peoples. The story documents the devastation Native Americans faced during building of the country. This book is important history and should be included in the curriculum of all grade schools. "
  • Frances Pierce
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A great book if you like crying yourself to sleep at night. This is a book everyone should read and also a school required reading text instead of what's traditionally taught."
  • Judith Wheeler
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book was required reading for me in highschool. Honestly, I thought that it was very well written but a little too gory for my taste. Although I know that it an historical account so it's important. It just wasn't really for me. "
  • Philip Jacobs
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a truthful look into American history from the Native American point of view. This gives a clearer view of how the Native Americans were treated by white settlers and essentially wiped out by Western expansion. "

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