The shocking and compelling story about the original inhabitants of America and the first book to focus on their plight.
Dee Brown spent the early part of his life in the lumber camps and oil fields of the American South West. He worked as a printer, journalist and a librarian, and has published numerous books, mostly non-fiction, dealing with the history of the American West. The tragedy of the American Indians haunted him from boyhood, when he first became aware of their fate, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was a product of many years research in an attempt to set the record straight. Dee Brown died in 2002, aged 94.
This 1970 volume greatly changed the view of pioneers' westward advancement. Based largely on primary source materials, this volume details how white settlers forced Indian tribes off the plains, often simply by killing them. Though Hollywood and penny dreadfuls portrayed Indians as red devils who launched unprovoked attacks on innocent homesteaders, Brown's research shows that the opposite is closer to the truth. The text is buttressed with numerous period photos. An essential purchase. (LJ 12/15/70) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Original, remarkable and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put
down * New York Times *
Shattering, appalling, compelling * Washington Post *
An essential insight into modern America * Daily Telegraph *
Calculated to make the head pound, the heart ache and the blood boil * The Times *