Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's classic, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold over four million copies in multiple editions and has been translated into seventeen languages.

Using 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 series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.

"Shattering, appalling, compelling…one wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages." –William McPherson, The Washington Post

"Extraordinarily powerful." –Nat Hentoff

"A fascinating, painful document." –Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal "

A first-rate account—strongly and ardently written." –The New Yorker

  • ISBN-13: 9780805086843
  • Genre: History
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trim: 5.5" x 8.3"
  • Page count: 512 pages
  • Published by Holt Paperbacks in 2007
  • Written by Dee Brown
  • Foreword by Hampton Sides
  • Audience: Adult
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