Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 9781453274149
Genre : History
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The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Category: History

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Author : Dee Alexander Brown
ISBN : 0099825902
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Chronicles the American West from 1860-1890. The book tells the stories of such famous Red Indian warriors and tribal chieftains as Sitting Bull, Cochise, Crazy Horse and Geronimo.

Wounded Knee

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 0805027009
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the white man's conquest of the Indians of the American West, emphasizing the causes, events, and effects of the major Indian Wars leading to the symbolic end of Indian freedom at Wounded Knee.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Misplaced Massacre

Author : Ari Kelman
ISBN : 9780674071032
Genre : History
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On November 29, 1864, over 150 Native Americans, mostly women, children, and elderly, were slaughtered in one of the most infamous cases of state-sponsored violence in U.S. history. Kelman examines how generations of Americans have struggled with the question of whether the nation’s crimes, as well as its achievements, should be memorialized.
Category: History

Verlorene Welten

Author : Aram Mattioli
ISBN : 9783608108576
Genre : History
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Aram Mattioli erzählt die Geschichte Nordamerikas zwischen 1700 und 1900 aus der Sicht der »First Peoples«. Eingehend ergründet er die politischen Motive aller Seiten im erbarmungslosen Kampf um den Kontinent, der zur Vernichtung der Lebensformen und der Kultur der Indianer führte. Umfassend erzählt und deutet Aram Mattioli die Geschichte der Indianer und ihrer Vernichtung vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Anschaulich schildert er die globalen Ereignisse vor dem Hintergrund aller zentralen Zeiterscheinungen. Eindringlich beschreibt er den langen und gewaltsamen Prozess der Kolonisierung durch die weißen Siedler. Zugleich bezieht er stets die Sicht der »Besiegten« gleichberechtigt in die Betrachtung mit ein und zeigt eindrucksvoll, wie indianische Nationen ganz unterschiedlich auf die Landnahme reagierten. Daneben kommen die kulturellen Leistungen der Indianer ebenso zur Sprache wie die großen sozialen Umwälzungen und die vielfältigen Lebensformen. In packenden Szenen beschreibt der Autor die entscheidenden Kämpfe und zeichnet treffende Porträts der einfachen Menschen wie der großen politischen Akteure. Ein anregendes und brisantes Buch über die Verwandlung der amerikanischen Welt, das nicht nur auf die Vergangenheit, sondern auch auf die Gegenwart ein neues Licht wirft.
Category: History

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 8984314463
Genre : Indians of North America
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Documents and personal narratives record the experiences of Native Americans during the nineteenth century.
Category: Indians of North America

The American West

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 1439125562
Genre : History
File Size : 73.23 MB
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Renowned storyteller Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, recreates the struggles of Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers in this stunning volume that illuminates the history of the old West that’s filled with maps and vintage photographs. Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains, Brown depicts the onrush of the burgeoning cattle trade and the waves of immigrants who ultimately “settled” the land. In the retelling of this oft-told saga, Brown has demonstrated once again his abilities as a master storyteller and an entertaining popular historian. By turns heroic, tragic, and even humorous, The American West brings to life American tragedy and triumph in the years from 1840 to the turn of the century, and a roster of characters both great and small: Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Dull Knife, Crazy Horse, Captain Jack, John H. Tunstall, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Wild Bill Hickok, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, Buffalo Bill, and many others. The American West is about cattle and the railroads; it is about settlers who came to claim a land not originally their own and how they slowly imposed law and order on these wild and untamed places; and it is about the wanton destruction of the Native American way of life. This is epic history at its best and popular history at its most readable. This new work is culled from Dee Brown’s highly acclaimed writings, which instantly established him as one of America’s foremost Western authorities. Fully revised, rewritten, and edited into one seamless account of America’s most famous frontier, this epic narrative, along with the introduction and a chronological table of events, etches an unforgettable and poignant portrait. The American West is at once a tribute to the West and a majestic new peak for a writer whose long and successful career has been synonymous with excellence in frontier history.
Category: History