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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Audiobook

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

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Publisher's Summary

Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won - and lost.

©1970 Dee Brown; Preface 2000 by Dee Brown; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking....Impossible to put down." (New York Times)
"Shattering, appalling, compelling....One wonders...who indeed were the savages." (Washington Post)

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    William Haas 09-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    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.

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    wrh25 09-11-16
    wrh25 09-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "So sad but so enthralling"

    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.

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    Brian L Whitlach 07-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Finally the truth of a Nation Apart"

    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!

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    Steven 07-27-16
    Steven 07-27-16
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    "Didn't feel like a balanced account"

    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

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    Vaughn 06-12-16
    Vaughn 06-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very disturbing"

    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.

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    AmyLyn72 06-02-16
    AmyLyn72 06-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good for History Buffs"

    I liked the book, but it made me upset because of the way the government broke so many promises and treaties with the Native American people.

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    JA 05-22-16
    JA 05-22-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A truly excellent read"

    I am very glad to finally have heard the atory of America's westward expansion from the side of the native Americans. The stories are often sad, often maddening, but they are a part of American history that all Anericans should learn. unfortunately, few of us know more than to recite the names of a few of the most prominent chiefs, and perhaps the fact that Chief Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

    This native peoples' perspective should be added to the standard curriculum in American schools, but until that happens, we all have the opportunity to fill in some of the holes by reading or listening to this book.

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    mary 05-06-16
    mary 05-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    What made the experience of listening to Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the history was difficult. It was like passing a bad accident, you know that you should not look, but you do.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee?

    I can't site just one. We did not keep any promises


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The overall sadness stays with you. If your heart does not hurt after this, you are hardened.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read

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    Ghengis Khan 04-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "America's own genocidal 'lebens raum'"

    This is the history and shame our children should learn of and atone for to the Indians that remain.

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    Rebecca 04-22-16
    Rebecca 04-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. The story brings an understanding as to how and why the country and all citizens got to where we are today. There is a lot of heart break and a lot of greed that is disturbing. Historically we need to understand.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were many


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't say I had a favorite scene as there are so many historical battles that I wished never happened. All are good to know and understand.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    I have read a lot on Indian history but for some reason never read this book - published in the 70's! I found it moving and it made me better understand the Indian culture and the hardships they endured. I think our taking of land was to say the least, uneducated. I can't help but wonder how the US would have developed if we had chosen to learn from and partner with the Native Americans. Where would we be if we had better cared for all people, the environment, forests and animals from the beginning of America's settling?

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