Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, first published in 1970, is a history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century, and their displacement and slaughter by the United States. It was written by by Dee Brown.

Chapter by chapter, this book moves from tribe to tribe of Native Americans, and outlines the relations of the tribes to the United States federal government during the years 1860-1890.

Chapter listings are:

1. "Their Manners are Decorous and Praiseworthy"
2. The Long Walk of the Navahos
3. Little Crow's War
4. War Comes to the Cheyennes
5. Powder River Invasion
6. Red Cloud's War
7. "The Only Good Indian is a Dead Indian"
8. The Rise and Fall of Donehogawa
9. Cochise and the Apache Guerrillas
10. The Ordeal of Captain Jack
11. The War to Save the Buffalo
12. The War for the Black Hills
13. The Flight of the Nez PercÚs
14. Cheyenne Exodus
15. Standing Bear Becomes a Person
16. "The Utes Must Go!"
17. The Last of the Apache Chiefs
18. Dance of the Ghosts
19. Wounded Knee

See also: Wounded Knee Massacre


Bury my heart at Wounded Knee is also the title of a song by The Indigo Girls.

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