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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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    The story is heart wrenching.
    How could this happen?
    How did we have the right to come to another country and take over, driving the people born here into smaller and smaller, poorer and poorer lands?
    Killing them.
    Killing their horses? Why?

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    Mona Essary 01-09-17
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    The story is read too slow to follow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Native american history


    Would you be willing to try another one of Grover Gardner’s performances?

    NO! His voice is annoying.


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    "Listen."

    Listen and learn so that we do not repeat ourselves. The stories of selfish and caring and misinformed and misunderstood people are contained in these words. Listen.

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    "Deeply moving and informative"

    I did love this book but also struggled to finish due to the devastating tragedy that was unfolding. Although it was many years ago, the aftereffects are very much with us today. I cannot look at Mount Rushmore without being reminded of the treachery that brought us untold riches while destroying another's culture. Hard truths of which every American should be aware.

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    Thomas E. Tudor Evans, GA 11-08-16
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    "Critical Knowledge for all Americans"

    Well read, incredibly well written. One if the life changer series of highly recommended reads reads in my library and especially for American, Canadian and Mexican citizens. Colonization steam rolling over the property rights of other human beings oversimplifies the vastly complex tragic saga of this enlightening compilation.

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    10-27-16
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    "Bury my heart at wounded knee"

    Great book very informative. Exiting to hear about the different tales and background of the many native tribes that once roamed the north American lands.

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    Kong Anchorage 10-20-16
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    The Dakota pipeline protest opened my eyes to the American nation has done and continues to do to the American natives. History repeats it self. ✊🏽

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    Solomon G. New York, NY United States 10-16-16
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    "Like a Holocaust book"
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    I'd never been assigned this book, nor any comparable text, in school or university. So this was my introduction to the full breadth of the US Government's campaign against Native Americans. This terribly sad, deeply researched and clearly written account describes genocide pure and simple. Should be required reading for all Americans.

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    William Haas 09-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartbreaking Every Time"

    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
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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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