I did love this book but also struggled to finish due to the devastating tragedy that was unfolding. Although it was many years ago, the aftereffects are very much with us today. I cannot look at Mount Rushmore without being reminded of the treachery that brought us untold riches while destroying another's culture. Hard truths of which every American should be aware.
Well read, incredibly well written. One if the life changer series of highly recommended reads reads in my library and especially for American, Canadian and Mexican citizens. Colonization steam rolling over the property rights of other human beings oversimplifies the vastly complex tragic saga of this enlightening compilation.
Great book very informative. Exiting to hear about the different tales and background of the many native tribes that once roamed the north American lands.
I'd never been assigned this book, nor any comparable text, in school or university. So this was my introduction to the full breadth of the US Government's campaign against Native Americans. This terribly sad, deeply researched and clearly written account describes genocide pure and simple. Should be required reading for all Americans.
I first read "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" when I was in the 7th grade. I'm 56 year old now. This was my 4th time through this book. My Oneida and Potawatomi ancestors suffered these horrible indignities and broken promises. I wish every American would read this book to hear our side of the story. I never read this book without many tears.
I was so moved by this book. It really shows a big part of America History that gets little attention but is something we should try to learn much more about especially in today's age of distrust between political, ethnic, and religious groups.
A story that absolutely needed to be told!! The history books in school do NO justice to the story of these people. The author and oratory eloquently present the sad tale. Unfortunately, today the Native Americans are still mistreated and our "government" still fails to make the effort necessary to help the people the almost destroyed!
The language used by the author indicated a clear bias toward the Indian perspective. This may well be justified given the events recounted by the author, but it felt like a heavy-handed attempt to manipulate the opinion of the reader. Grover Gardner 's narration bordered on monotone
It is very disturbing to listen to this dark period of human rights abuses that is a part of American History. The book was well written and the narrator was excellent. I hope that people can listen or read and learn to avoid similar atrocities in the future.