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

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13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - a most moving reprint

I think I need to read Dee Brown's book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, every year or two in order to remind myself of the cruelty of those who came before us. Are we still a cruel nation? I am certain that those dealing with Native Americans in the 19th century felt ...
I think I need to read Dee Brown's book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, every year or two in order to remind myself of the cruelty of those who came before us. Are we still a cruel nation? I am certain that those dealing with Native Americans in the 19th century felt there were not; but this book, most of it told from the perspective of Native Americans, screams that many were indeed cruel. Many American leaders, military, and citizens had no respect for the rights of Native American and they took not only their lands, but their very souls as they marched across the American continent. Though many of the pictures and art work do not always portray these native people naturally, they do add to a better understanding of the story that Mr. Brown wanted us to discover - "often another person's perspective is different from my own." Peace can only be achieved universally if we begin to understand that we are all different and should be treated with respect as to our own beliefs and life styles.

posted by KyLady on December 5, 2009

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

This is just one of those IMHOpinion comments, the Euro-american

This is just one of those IMHOpinion comments, the Euro-american
population will NEVER truely understand. Reading factual history may
educate the open minded on the "American Genocide". The Nde
did not learn from books, nor did my relatives, such as the Lakota...
This is just one of those IMHOpinion comments, the Euro-american
population will NEVER truely understand. Reading factual history may
educate the open minded on the "American Genocide". The Nde
did not learn from books, nor did my relatives, such as the Lakota, the
Navaho, the Paiute, etc ..all learned from our parents and or our
grandfathers, as they learned from theirs. I am glad that non-Natives
wish to learn the truth, and not remain blind to the truth. The one
sided supposed "history" taught in schools is close to
fiction, and if the truth is being brought into the education system I
say "it's about time". People should be appalled at the
atrocities committed, my own people, The Nde' were hunted and killed
right down to every man, woman, and even infants YET we remain.....hozho
nas lii (walk in beauty and peace ).

posted by One_Picky_Reader on August 20, 2012

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