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Main Title Bury my heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian history of the American West /
Author Brown, Dee,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sides, Hampton.
Publisher Picador,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 757517545
ISBN 9780805066692; 0805066691; 9780805086843; 0805086846
Subjects Indians of North America--Wars--West (U.S.) ; Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--History. ; United States, West.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  E81.B75 2007b AIAN Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/19/2014
Collation xxv, 481 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published in hardcover in 1971 by Holt, Rinehard [sic], and Winston."--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-470) and index.
Contents Notes
"Their manners are decorous and praiseworthy" -- The long walk of the Navahos -- Little Crow's war -- War comes to the Cheyennes -- Powder River invasion -- Red Cloud's war -- "The only good Indian is a dead Indian" -- The rise and fall of Donehogawa -- Cochise and the Apache guerrillas -- The ordeal of Captain Jack -- The war to save the buffalo -- The war for the Black Hills -- The flight of the Nez Percš -- Cheyenne exodus -- Standing Bear becomes a person -- "The Utes must go!" -- The last of the Apache chiefs -- Dance of the ghosts -- Wounded Knee. 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 hardcover edition, 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.