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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown - First Edition, Second Printing - 1971 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

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

by Dee Brown

Condition: Very good/good +


New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. First Edition, Second Printing. Cloth. Very good/good +. A very good second printing of a first edition in a good plus dustjacket. Blue quarter cloth under red cloth boards. Red decorative stamping on front cover and spine. Pages are clean and bright, Photos throughout. A good plus dustjacket, all edges are showing moderate loss, tears and shelfwear. 487 pp., including index. 6 1/2 x 9 inches tall, octavo. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West is a 1970 book by American writer Dee Brown that covers the history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century. The book expresses details of the history of American expansionism from a point of view that is critical of its effects on the Native Americans. Brown describes Native Americans' displacement through forced relocations and years of warfare waged by the United States federal government. The government's dealings are portrayed as a continuing effort to destroy the culture, religion, and way of life of Native American peoples." -- Wikipedia

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by American writer Dee Brown is a history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century, and their displacement and slaughter by the United States federal government. It was first published in 1970. The title is taken from the final phrase of a 20th-century poem titled "American Names" by Stephen Vincent Benet, although the poem was not actually about the Indian Wars.




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