Free Book Online
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West


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

2.4 (1439)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF Format | Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West.pdf | English
    Dee Brown(Author)

Dee Brown's bestselling adult book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, opened the eyes of a generation to the Indian struggle to survive the white man's expansion. This young adult edition relates the profoundly disturbing story of the plunder of the great Indian nations.

"Battle by battle, massacre by massacre, broken treaty by broken treaty, this is a documented, gripping chronicle of the Indian struggle from 1860 to 1890 against the white man's systematic plunder."--"Booklist," about Dee Brown's best-selling adult book, "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" "Fusing scholarship with a capacity for writing a story of epic proportions, Brown has cut through a mass of white expansionist rhetoric to give the reader an Indian perspective of the conquest of the trans-Mississippi West for the last four decades of the nineteenth century. Highly recommended."--"Choice," about Dee Brown's best-selling adult book, "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" "Based largely upon primary source materials such as treaty council records, pictographic and translated autobiographical accounts of Indian participants in the events and contemporary newspaper and magazine interviews, this extensively researched history is sufficiently readable to interest young adults and general readers. Recommended for wide purchase."--"Library Journal," about Dee Brown's best-selling adult book, "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee"

4.3 (12031)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 487 pages
  • Dee Brown(Author)
  • Vintage (21 Mar. 1991)
  • English
  • 9
  • History
Read online or download a free book: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Review Text

  • By S Elliott on 10 September 2017

    I read this book when it was first published back in 1987 and it is one of those books that has stayed on my bookshelf that I refer to now and then. It's a heartbreaking book, covering not just one but dozens and dozens of instances of genocide as they occurred across the United States of America. When one understands the lies, deception, treachery, greed and violence that underpinned the foundations of modern day America, one can begin to understand why that country is the rotten place it is and why the 'American Dream' has been pedalled so hard for so long. What would they think now, those Indians, if they could rise from the grave and see our great civilised consumer culture. Our wanton waste, our indifference for each other, our filty, polluted, crimed ridden cities, our utter disregard and violation of the natural world that provides our very existence and sanity. This book should be studied in history lessons far more than the Industrial Revolution that I was forced to cover several times at school. It was a critical turning point in human history; the caretakers of the earth versus those who would exploit it wherever and whenever they could in an eternal quest for money. Yes, a beauiful dream died there and an utter nightmare took its place. In 1912 White Horse of Omaha said "Now the face of all the land is changed and sad. The living creatures are gone. I see the land desolate and I suffer unspeakable sadness. Sometimes I wake in the night and feel as though I should suffocate from the pressure of this awful feeling of loneliness'.

  • By Arjun L Sen on 23 January 2017

    This book is to be treasured. A great book, carefully researched, brilliantly written, a classic that doesn't date, full of dignity as it recounts the grandeur and pathos of the passing of the First Americans.

  • By N. Graves on 28 June 2017

    Thought provoking book on early American Indians. Ideal for anthropologists / sociologists and anyone interested in history of the people

  • By DavidH on 5 April 2015

    Forms a good basis to start reading into American history where never has it been more of the victor penning the history. I am aware of some of the criticism and it does have some merit,but thank God someone tried to tell the story from the other side. I will read it again and not wait thirty years again.

  • By Bergkamp o'henry on 28 June 2017

    Superb book very sad read though.It certainly shows a different view from the one portrayed by Hollywood

  • By Mr. R. Marsh on 26 March 2017

    A real eye opener. I appreciated the native people were treated badly but the extent of the treachery amazed me.

  • By Jobe on 21 March 2017

    Truly terrible what these Native Americans endured and this book goes into great detail as to what really happened. Showing mostly the Natives side of events however, cross examined with the White side also. A great read and a great history lesson. Even after A-levels in History studying Native Americans I didn't know how cruelly they were treated.

  • By LS on 3 May 2017

    Historical record from Indian perspective. Profound read.

  • Name:
    The message text:

    Other Ebook