©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)
Yes, I was better able to listen to the story than to read the book. It was emotionally difficult for me to read on paper and I'd failed twice before to get through the book.
I felt like I was watching a war movie. Highly informative, though sad.
The character who I continue to think about is Mangas Coloradas. I was crushed at how violently and disrespectfully he was tortured and killed.
I was moved each and every time the book mentioned a chief being killed, land being stolen and sold for nearly nothing and the murders and mutilation of women and children.
Gut-wrenching information, but imperative to know this true history of the U.S.
It makes me doubly sad to watch present day news where men like Trump shows no respect or regard for history. Noone can turn back time, but please don't forget that history happened. Have a heart, my friends.
The material is solid and well researched, so would likely READ the book than listen to it.
As mentioned, the material is very interesting, though sad. I would look for more from this author.
To be frankly honest, hated the narration of this title. It was speed reading, and just rifling though the material. I would have preferred a Native American Indian reading this at a slower pace and with more personal investment in the material.
I have mixed feeling about this audio title. Felt it was not read well and the material was presented in a fact after fact manner. It was as if this was college text book.
Manifest destiny had it's victim's. No nation is perfect while war has casualties. Native Americans have a wonderful history and they are such a prideful people. Lots to learn from them and this is a must read about the history of the U.S.
This book helped me put things in perspective. Its a great book yet is the content is obviously extremely sad. I am glad that I listened to this story. The book is interesting because the story is told from the views of the native americans, making things different from how Americans usually learn about the Natives and their history. It is a very important book
Yes, the detail and documentation are impressive and thought provoking
The Bondswoman's Narrative, one of Black slaves , the other of Native Americans and their unique historical perspectives
Not possible to do all at once as reflection had value........though easy to migrate back at the first opportunity.
Provides sobering background to the 'advancement' of the western migration in North America. A broad overview with descriptive detail and aligned with actual communication from historical records to put the settlement of the country and how it progressed into 'context'.
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