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 Native American during the second half... read more
It is axiomatic that history is written by the winners, but for this searing and visceral account, Dee Brown devoted a lifetime of study to the American Indians: the defeated, the massacred, the exiled. From the first displacement of the Navahos and the Apaches as California was settled, to... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
It is axiomatic that history is written by the winners, but for this searing and visceral account, Dee Brown devoted a lifetime of study to the American Indians: the defeated, the massacred, the exiled. From the first displacement of the Navahos and the Apaches as California was settled, to the final slaughter of Sioux prisoners at Wounded Knee, the catalogue of broken promises, treaties and battles is a tragic but essential story. It took only thirty years, between 1860 and 1890, for the ‘opening’ of the American West to destroy the culture and civilization of the American Indian. Dee Brown charts that destruction through a series of wars, battles and retreats: Little Big Horn, the Powder River, Red River Country and the Black Hills. The Names of the chiefs like Geronimo, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull still reverberate, but their compelling stories were rarely recounted in their own words or written with a sympathetic pen.
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1. "THEIR MANNERS ARE DECOROUS AND PRAISEWORTHY"
2. THE LONG WALK OF THE NAVAHOS
3. LITTLE CROW'S WAR
4. WAR COMES TO THE CHEYENNES
5. POWDER RIVER INVASION
6. RED CLOUD'S WAR
7. "THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN IS A DEAD INDIAN"
8. THE RISE AND FALL OF DONEHOGAWA
9. COCHISE AND THE APACHE GUERRILLAS
10. THE ORDEAL OF CAPTAIN JACK
11. THE WAR TO SAVE THE BUFFALO
12. THE WAR FOR THE BLACK HILLS
13. THE FLIGHT OF THE NEZ PERCES
14. CHEYENNE EXODUS
15. STANDING BEAR BECOMES A PERSON
16. "THE UTES MUST GO!"
17. THE LAST OF THE APACHE CHIEFS
18. DANCE OF THE GHOSTS
19. WOUNDED KNEE