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What the community says about Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
- ""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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- "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. "
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- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
- "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. "
- "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. "