What is the historical significance of "Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee"?

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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 book served as a spark for the native movements, and its very publication was considered an advance for that cause....

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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 book served as a spark for the native movements, and its very publication was considered an advance for that cause. Given the date of publication (1970), it was also one of many alternative perspectives emerging in the America in the 1960s and 1970s.

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