In Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Dee Brown relies on many harrowing eyewitness accounts from Native Americans, letting them tell their side of how the West was won. Several reviewers consider these eyewitness accounts the most important part of the book. For example, in her New Statesman review, Helen McNeil says that the book ‘‘awakens a more authentic sense of … grandeur with the moving speeches of the great chiefs.’’ In fact, Brown's later Native-American books that do not include these eyewitness accounts...
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