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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

The overall message of Dee Brown's 1970 nonfiction account of the Native American experience during the decades of European and American expansionism, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, was that, while...

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It's largely a matter of opinion, but the main message I derive from reading the book is how history is written by the victors—and how that skewed perspective can prevent us from getting at the...

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is an iconic work by historian Dee Brown that describes the Indian Wars of the Trans-Mississippi West from their first contact with Europeans to the final "battle" of...

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The difference between these two massacres lies in the nature of those who died. As other editors above establish, both massacres did result in the death of masses of individuals. How they differ...

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General Miles insults Chief Sitting Bull by giving him a lecture on his tribe's history. He tells him that the Lakota, far from being a peaceable tribe before the white man arrived, were every bit...

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Brown combines third person omniscient narration with first-person commentary, allowing him to present both factual information and personal reactions to the events described in the book. The...

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Dee Brown offers a new and heart-wrenching view of the settlement of the American West. The thesis is in the book's subtitle—Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West....

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When Charles arrives at the reservation, he discovers that they are giving the indians "cod liver oil" for medicine.

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There were a number of tribes that lost massive amounts of men women and children, some of them particularly large numbers of women and children as many of the men were not present as they were off...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 2:19 am (UTC)

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In Chapter 18 of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee two major events transpire. First, Sitting Bull returns to America from exile in Canada. Second, the Ghost Dance religion arises. Two new characters...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2009, 3:30 am (UTC)

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No, the title of this book is not a direct quotation from anyone. The phrase of Bury my heart at Wounded Knee," appears at the beginning of Dee Brown's novel but the idea for the quote and the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2009, 2:17 am (UTC)

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One difference between the film and reality is that in the film, attention is focused through central characters who represent the white world's side of events leading up to Wounded Knee. Eastman,...

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There are several ways to progress with posing a question about Brown's work. Most of them will, like Brown's book, trace the change of Native Americans and their perception of both settlers and...

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Though I would, as a teacher, always prefer that you read the book on your own, ENotes has a summary you can use as a study guide: http://www.enotes.com/topics/bury-heart-wounded-knee You can also...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015, 1:04 am (UTC)

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Red Cloud was the Lakota chief who is noted for winning the greatest victory against the United States. Also referred to as the Bozeman War or the Powder River War, Red Cloud's War was fought over...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2009, 2:47 pm (UTC)

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

In Chapter One of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown’s history of the consequences for Native American tribes of the push westward by the expanding United States of America, Brown opens with...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2015, 4:26 pm (UTC)

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Yes, the Indians who survived the massacre exacted revenge for the events that took place at Sand Creek. Warriors from the Sioux nation joined the Cheyenne and Arapaho in making plans to fight the...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 2:03 am (UTC)

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Red Cloud is one of the few tribal leaders on friendly terms with white authorities. It is his intent to send someone whom he trusts, Big Foot, of the Minneconjo Sioux, to negotiate a surrender of...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2009, 2:27 am (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 11, which narrates how the Buffalo War started as a result of the way in which the American settlers were destroying the buffalo hordes on which...

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The "my" of Brown's novel refers to Crazy Horse, the leader of the rebel Sioux tribe who refuse to live on the reservation, where the U.S. government wants to segregate them. After the...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2007, 1:27 am (UTC)

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The book was controversial because it challenged the triumphalist narrative of American history that most Americans had previously been exposed to. It was not the first book to do so--there were...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2013, 8:30 pm (UTC)

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The primary significance is that it is the first book that retells American history from certain periods (mainly 1860-1890) from the Native American perspective. That made it groundbreaking. The...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2008, 9:24 am (UTC)

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There are quite a few memorable events in the book, but none more so than the Battle of Little Bighorn in chapter 12 ("The War For The Black Hills"). In this chapter, the author points out that the...

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Published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee describes the clash of cultures that took place between the United States and the Indian tribes, especially between 1860 and 1890. In the book,...

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The specific answer to this depends a lot on which part of the book you are talking about. There were various problems at various times. However, the overall problem was this -- the Cheyennes had...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2010, 12:59 am (UTC)

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Brown suggests that broken promises and treaties that were designed to protect Native American autonomy are the largest reason as to why rights were violated. Brown points out that agreements...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2009, 7:13 am (UTC)

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As the 19th century wound down, the US government's policy towards Native Americans became one of assimilation. Nathan Meeker's interactions with the Utes were based on his desire to assimilate...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012, 4:12 am (UTC)

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That is a huge question. And there are many answers. Speaking as an "in law" of a huge Native American family who has lived with and taught Native Americans over the years, I have to say that it...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015, 12:41 am (UTC)

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown characterizes the policies of the United States (US) against Native American tribes as genocidal. He creates a chronology of these policies between the...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2018, 1:39 am (UTC)

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown is one of the most factual writings documenting the history of the Native Americans. It gleans its name from American Names, a poem by Stephen Vincent...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2015, 3:08 pm (UTC)

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In 1874, George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Calvary report that there is gold in Sioux territory's Black Hills, causing waves of white miners to converge on the area. The Indians resist,...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2007, 4:05 pm (UTC)

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The Dance of the Ghosts represent not only the characters, but mimic the events of the remainder of this nonfiction work by Dee Brown. There are a number of simlarities between Chapter 18 and Dee...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2007, 10:48 am (UTC)

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The Pike's Peak Gold Rush of 1858 was the catalyst that first brought whites to Colorado in large numbers. White miners "by the thousands (came) to dig yellow metal out of the Indians'...

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Captain Jack is the leader of the Modocs who live on the California/Oregon border. The whites move the Modocs to a reservation in Oregon where the Klamath tribe already lives, and the Klamaths...

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Latest answer posted March 10, 2009, 5:32 pm (UTC)

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The Santees were upset with the government handling of credit and annuities and formed an attack on the army. Chief Little Crow headed up the attack. In 1862, the attack resulted in the largest...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2007, 10:10 pm (UTC)

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In Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the author relates Chief Red Cloud's infamous claim that the U.S. Government “made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2013, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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I will assume that you are referring to events surrounding the Sand Creek massacre that is described in Chapter 4 of this book. The trick here was partly done by the military and partly by the...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2009, 11:45 pm (UTC)

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There were at least two groups against whom Captain Jack and the Modocs struggled in Chapter 10. First, the Modocs struggled against other Indians. Specifically, they struggled against the Klamath...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012, 10:55 am (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 12. The essential reason is that the young warriors came to believe that Red Cloud was not sufficiently opposed to the white people. In this...

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I couldn't find an exact description in Brown's novel, but one offered by naturalist and guide to the Western States Thomas Henry offers a very concise description of Pine Ridge, which has not...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2007, 10:31 pm (UTC)

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Roman Nose, the great Cheyenne warrior, was shot and killed at the Battle of Beecher Island in 1868. He had a premonition that he would die as he believed that his magic powers had been tampered...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017, 5:55 am (UTC)

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There are many sites on the Web that can give you a variety of maps of that region of the Dakotas. One is pasted below. To view others, simply type in Wounded Knee maps in your Google or Yahoo...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2008, 9:17 am (UTC)

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In the five hundred years between Columbus and Wounded Knee, tens of millions of native peoples died from disease and conflict with European explorers and settlers. There can be no doubt that this...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2011, 4:23 pm (UTC)

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Lieutanant Royal Whitman was the commanding officer in charge of Camp Grant, the small military outpost located northeast of Tucson. He had served in the Union Army during the Civil War and was...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 11:35 pm (UTC)

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

The answer is that well-worn but accurate adage, "history is written by the victors." The treatment of Native Americans, as Brown so vividly depicts, is not a very palatable episode in...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2008, 11:02 am (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in a dialogue between Young Joseph and an commissioner who had come to organize a new agency for the Nez Perces in the Wallowa Valley. The commissioner...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012, 9:17 am (UTC)

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The irony is to emphasize the tragedy that occurred at Wounded Knee. The Sioux were almost annihilated by the cavalry and were shown no mercy by them. The white government never intended to give...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2007, 9:36 am (UTC)

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