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

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The Folio Society, United Kingdom 
496 pages 
Indians of North America -- Wars -- West (U.S.)Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- History.West (U.S.) -- History. 
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth anniversary hardcover edition, Brown has contributed an incisive new preface. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the 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. 
Biblio Notes
Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Brown; Folio Society (London, England)
OCLC Number: 228152759
Notes: " ... first published in 1971 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. in the United States and Barie & Jenkins in Great Britain. The text of this edition follows that of the first US edition, with minor emendations and the inclusion of the Preface from the 2001 reprint and Hampton Side's foreword from the 2007 reprint."
In slip case.
Description: xxiii, 496 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: "Their manners are decorous and praiseworthy" --
The long walk of the Navahos --
Little Crow's war --
War comes to the Cheyennes --
Powder River invasion --
Red Cloud's war --
"The only good Indian is a dead Indian" --
The rise and fall of Donehogawa --
Cochise and the Apache guerrillas --
The ordeal of Captain Jack --
The war to save the buffalo --
The war for the Black Hills --
The flight of the Nez Percés --
Cheyenne exodus --
Standing Bear becomes a person --
"The Utes must go!" --
The last of the Apache chiefs --
Dance of the ghosts --
Wounded Knee.
Responsibility: by Dee Brown ; introduced by Hampton Sides.  
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