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

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.

Introduction

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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