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14 out of 15 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2005

    My Personal thoughts on the book: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    I thought this book was very interesting. It seems to be an accurate description of the history of the Native Americans. And the battles that were fought between them and the 'white men'. I greatly enjoyed this book. The only thing that I thought monotonous about it was that it became quite boring after awhile.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2005

    A Student's Review

    ¿The only good Indian is a dead Indian.¿ Dee Brown, using this quote, shocks readers near the beginning of his book. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a realistic and poignant account of an important event in the history of the United States. Shown in graphic detail, the trials of Native Americans may leave many people feeling ashamed of their ancestors. This book, although somewhat biased is, in my opinion, a necessity for anyone interested in U.S. history. Brown¿s controversial work made a statement during a time when many people weren¿t thrilled to hear the other side of the story. Most were happy being oblivious to the fact that their countrymen had slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Native Americans. This book helps people recognize, understand, and accept the other side of this story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2014

    A tragic and heartbreaking true story. I did not realize the tr

    A tragic and heartbreaking true story. I did not realize the true extent of the mistreatment of the Native Americans by the settlers until I read this book. Most of the Native American tribes along with this land's natural resources were systematically destroyed by the U.S. Army and government because of greed.

    Well edited. It is a history book so I did find it a bit dry in places. Lots of great pictures of the Native Americans depicted in this book. Would recommend this historical classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Excellent Book

    I enjoyed it very much, very insightful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    A U.S. History Book Report Review; very good read.

    Heart broken: crushed with sorrow or greif. This is exactly how I felt after reading this book. It truly shows the horrors of what happend during the removal of Native Americans in the United States. This s a very touching book and really makes you think "what if this happend to me or my family?"
    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes history and learning about Native Americans. There is so much history packed into the pages of this book. For me, I liked it that way but other people may not enjoy it as much.
    Overall, I would say this book is a must read. It talks about a topic not necesarily known to as many people. None of the less, it is still an important event in our history and must never be forgotten. read this book.

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