Book-Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated Edition

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First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won.

Now in this 40th Anniversary Edition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, more than 300 illustrations make the story even more vivid and compelling.  Also included are 19 essays and excerpts - culled from firsthand accounts and highly acclaimed books by noted American Indians and historians - that add depth and reflection to this momentous work.  Included in this group are passages from Where White Men Fear to Tread by Russell Means, Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog, and The Patriot Chiefs by Alvin M. Josephy Jr. - as well as new essays by contemporary historians and Native American leaders like Elliott West and Joseph Marshall III.


Reviews (2)

Wayne Jul 13th 2020

illustrated bury my heart at wounded knee

There is a lot of great information about what happend to the various tribes.The photos are very comppelling too.

Brooke M. Grimes Jul 6th 2020

Historical & Visual

I like this edition with all the historical photos, etc., that helps the reader put the story into perspective. Many people learn visually, like me, so that addition enhances the learning process.

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Dee Brown
Book Details:
Paperback, 544 pages