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Dawn

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  • The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    The great Oglala Sioux chief Red Cloud was the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the American government to sue for peace in a conflict named for him. At the peak of their chief’s powers, the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States. But unlike Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, or Geronimo, the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, his incredible story can finally be told.

    Melinda says: "The Irresistable Force Paradox: Manifest Destiny"
    "Inaccurate A NON-Lakota telling about our history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If he would be at least a descendant of Red Cloud. Untold in the title makes it sound like he has a real scoop or at least insider information. Untold - this has been told before, very disappointing.


    What was most disappointing about Bob Drury and Tom Clavin ’s story?

    Same old stuff


    How could the performance have been better?

    He could have pronounced the words correctly. It hurts my ears when he says Lakota words.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Heart of Everything That Is?

    I would just rewrite it with Lakota writers and speakers.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was going to be more of a Red Cloud autobiography or at least present another viewpoint BUT instead it is a bias look of the Oglala Sioux and full of inaccuracies. For example in Chapter 2 it reads they are patriarchal which Russell Means (an Oglala) has argued and said: My People, Lakota, also known as Sioux Indians, are Matriarchal... and explains why. In all honesty, I can't get past the 2nd chapter, it infuriates me so much I am returning it. And yes I am an Oglala and the Red Clouds are my relatives.

    6 of 13 people found this review helpful

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