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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

An Indian History of the American West
by Dee Brown
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Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century uses council records, autobiographies, and...More
Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century uses council records, autobiographies, and...More
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  • Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows 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 forever changed our vision of how the West was really won-and lost.

 
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  • DORRIS ALEXANDER "DEE" BROWN (1908-2002), born in Alberta, Louisiana, grew up in Arkansas, where he became friends with Native Americans. He worked as a reporter in Harrison, Arkansas, before becoming a teacher and librarian. He is the author of over twenty-five books on the American West and the Civil War.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Grover Gardner is an exceptional narrator. With only small changes in the tone of his voice and the pacing of his narration, he can express an author's surprise, excitement, or outrage. In this way, he carries a reading along without artifice, making for a smooth listening experience. He shows these skills well in this history of American Indians from 1860 to 1890. It would be all too easy to read the work in a clinical, detached way or with an over-the-top sense of outrage at the ill treatment and abuse of America's original inhabitants. But Gardner carries it off nicely. Furthermore, his able, clear pronunciation of Native American names makes them seem commonplace, with no hesitation or awkwardness. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
  • New York Times "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking….Impossible to put down."
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