1. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    An Indian History of the American West

    Dee Brown

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    Dee Brown’s powerful and unforgettable classic that awakened the world to the nineteenth-century decimation of American Indian tribes

    First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shock waves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture.

    Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won.

    This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

  2. Pub Date
    10/23/2012
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781453274149
    Format
    Ebook
    Category
    History

Editorial Reviews

  • “Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking . . . Impossible to put down.”  - The New York Times

  • “Shattering, appalling, compelling . . . One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages.”  - William McPherson, The Washington Post

  • “A fascinating, painful document . . . illustrated with magnificent Indian portraits.” The Wall Street Journal

  • “A first-rate account . . . strongly and ardently written.”  - The New Yorker

  • “A narrative of singular intensity.” N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist

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About the author

Dee Brown

Dorris Alexander “Dee” Brown (1908–2002) was a celebrated author of both fiction and nonfiction, whose classic study Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is widely credited with exposing the systematic destruction of American Indian tribes to a world audience. Brown was born in Louisiana and grew up in Arkansas. He worked as a reporter and a printer before enrolling at Arkansas State Teachers College, where he met his future wife, Sally Stroud. He later earned two degrees in library science, and worked as a librarian while beginning his career as a writer. He went on to research and write more than thirty books, often centered on frontier history or overlooked moments of the Civil War. Brown continued writing until his death in 2002.