If I had to pick one book that every human being should read, this is it!
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is beautifully written. The book isn't centered around Wounded Knee, instead it tells the painful history of the many Native American tribes during our nation's early years.
The author does an OUTSTANDING job of using the words of the native Americans themselves, thus giving them a voice that is seldom heard! I must admit that my pride in my country has been lessened by reading this book. The broken promises, lies and greed of the founders of our nation is devastating. The absurd ideology of Manifest Destiny demonstrates a nation of tremendous greed and unjust entitlement. In the end, our policies and treatment of the native Americans amounted to centuries of persecution and mass ethnic-cleansing,
Please don't let my opinion of the events shade the book itself!! Brown doesn't overdramatize the events and stories in the book. This book isn't an opinion piece or editorial. The writing style is very straightforward and fact-oriented. That is what makes it so powerful and important. The events and stories speak for themselves. There were good and bad on both sides. This book provides historical context and perspective.
Exceptional audio performance. This is an award worthy performance for the great Grover Gardner!
The saddest thing is that it doesn't feel like the policies and treatment of Native Americans have changed much. We fought to the death for the abolition of slavery and civil rights of black Americans and women. Why didn't we fight for Native American rights as well? Why are native Americans treated differently?
I'm very thankful that I listened to this book. I wish there were more books about native Americans and their circumstances up to the present day.
Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
Very high level view of the plight of the Native American people up until Wounded Knee. It was a good read at a high level that can then be supplemented with books on Crazy Horse, Geronimo and others. It really short shifted Wounded knee and treated it more as a bookend then a defining moment in the history as implied with the title. For a good in death look at Wounded Knee see a Heather Richardson's book.
great history lesson
favorite characters native, Americans their love of nature
yes,by being informative.
nothing wrong great job.
read to learn the truth story of evil.
It is a rarely discussed subjectt of 19th century American History that is described to the reader by an even more rare voice...that of the Aboriginal American.
If you are a history buff you will love this book. The book tells it like it was not just a bunch of cover up. Like most books.
The names of all the chief you could walk in their foot steps all the way thru history.
The excitement and the detail love to listen to these books.
Detailed Informative Accurate!
The Truth and Reality of America's Indian Population! !!!
I truly regret that I did not get to read this book earlier in life, to be more informed.
‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’ is an general overview concerning the plight of the Native American in 19th Century America – nothing more, nothing less. If you are looking for a good history book that details the demise of the Native American Tribes, this is the book for you. If you are looking for a personal heart-felt narrative that focuses on the main players, this is not it.
For the most part, I liked this book and I learned a lot about the struggles of the Native Americans. I had a hard time focusing on everything that was going on, but I got the general idea. After a while, the stories became a little repetitious. I listened to this book after listening to ‘Empire of the Summer Moon,’ a narrative of the Comanche Indians, so I was really ready to move on after listening to four sections of Native Americans versus inconsiderate white settlers.
I was hoping to get a written version of the HBO movie with the same title. That story is in this book, but only in a general way. I wanted something a little more personal. I would have liked this book to focus on one particular tribe, really getting into their lives – the way they grew up, why they behaved a certain way, the way they interacted with one another… This isn’t that kind of book. This is simply a summary of the 19th Century Native American struggling and failing against the inevitable.
I listen to books while working, it makes me want to get up an get to work especially when its a great book.
the historical facts are finally told out loud.
How the government did and still does treat Native Americans like dirt. I am French Indian and it burns me how they were treated.
All of it.
It is so sad that a beautiful people, who cared about the enviorment and all peoples where treated like dirt, as everyone else in this country was receiving freedom. They were here first, what gave the English the right to come in and take their land, steal from the earth, it just goes on and on and still does.
It was just presented as facts - dates and events. I know it is non fiction but the only way I was able to get through it was by listening as I was driving.
Sadness and boredom.
I found this book difficult to get through. It is profound, powerful, and infinitely sad. I am far more sensitive now to issues dealing with native americans. This was an education I needed, and think everyone should read. I read it because it is part of the Congressional Library's "88 Books that Shaped America" display this year.