©1970 Dee Brown; Preface 2000 by Dee Brown; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking....Impossible to put down." (New York Times)
"Shattering, appalling, compelling....One wonders...who indeed were the savages." (Washington Post)
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.
The perspectives and stories of each individual Chief or tribe.
I learned that I didn't have much knowledge of Native Americans and their fight to preserve their way of life and how they were oppressed and exterminated by Americans by stealing their land thru broken treaties, natural resources, and eventually, stealing their lives. So sad. We owe them.
The length of the book.
The entire book.
I loved the book "A Sorrow in our Heart - the life of Tecumseh". I thought that this would be similar, but the systematic killing of the Indian people with a complete lack of understanding of their way of life made me ill. It reminded me more of "Shake Hands with the Devil" - the story of the atrocities perpetrated in Rwanda.
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