Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
The American West, 1860-1890: years of broken promises, disillusionment, war and massacre.
Beginning with the Long Walk of the Navajos and ending with the massacre of Sioux at Wounded Knee, this extraordinary book tells how the American Indians lost their land, lives and liberty to white settlers pushing westward. Woven into a an engrossing saga of cruelty, treachery and violence are the fascinating stories of such legendary figures as Sitting Bull, Cochise, Crazy Horse and Geronimo.
First published in 1970, Dee Brown's brutal and compelling narrative changed the way people thought about the original inhabitants of America, and focused attention on a national disgrace.
Chapter 1. “Their Manners Are Decorous and Praiseworthy”
Chapter 2. The Long Walk of the Navahos
Chapter 3. Little Crow’s War
Chapter 4. War Gomes to the Cheyennes
Chapter 5. Powder River Invasion
Chapter 6. Red Cloud’s War
Chapter 7. “The Only Good Indian Is a Dead Indian”
Chapter 8. The Rise and Fall of Donehogawa
Chapter 9. Cochise and the Apache Guerrillas
Chapter 10. The Ordeal of Captain Jack
Chapter 11. The War to Save the Buffalo
Chapter 12. The War for the Black Hills
Chapter 13. The Flight of the Nez Percés
Chapter 14. Cheyenne Exodus
Chapter 15. Standing Bear Becomes a Person
Chapter 16. “The Utes Must Go!”
Chapter 17. The Last of the Apache Chiefs
Chapter 18. Dance of the Ghosts
Chapter 19. Wounded Knee
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