Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee


Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, the author allows the great chiefs and warriors of Dakota, Utes, Sioux and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres and broken treaties that finally left the American Indians beaten.

ISBN: 9780099526407 Author: Brown, Dee Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 10th December 1987 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 978.00497 (edition:22) Pages: 512 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

The American West, 1860-1890: years of broken promises, disillusionment, war and massacre.

Beginning with the Long Walk of the Navajos and ending with the massacre of Sioux at Wounded Knee, this extraordinary book tells how the American Indians lost their land, lives and liberty to white settlers pushing westward. Woven into a an engrossing saga of cruelty, treachery and violence are the fascinating stories of such legendary figures as Sitting Bull, Cochise, Crazy Horse and Geronimo.

First published in 1970, Dee Brown’s brutal and compelling narrative changed the way people thought about the original inhabitants of America, and focused attention on a national disgrace.