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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian History of the American West

Author: Dee Brown; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart & Winston, [1971] ©1970
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Dee Alexander.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.
New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston [1971, ©1970]
(OCoLC)644553635
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Brown; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0030853222 9780030853227 0030862108 9780030862106
OCLC Number: 110210
Description: xvii, [5], 487 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: "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 Percés --
Cheyenne exodus --
Standing Bear becomes a person --
"The Utes must go!" --
Th elast of the Apache chiefs --
Dance of the ghosts --
Wounded knee.
Responsibility: by Dee Brown.

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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. 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.
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