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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Dee browns Bury My Heart at Wounded knee is a fully documented account of the American Indian in the late 1800s ending at the battle of Wounded Knee Brown brings to Attention the storys of torture not well known americans The way the american indian wasExterminated was best summed up by Standing Bear of the poncas indians He said When People want to slaughter cattle they drive them along until they get them to a corral and Then they slaughter them So it was with us Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee tries to tell a story of the american west from the perspective of the american indian That is what makes it such a good book it supports the indian cause This is done through autobiographies and first-hand accounts Each of the books nineteen chapters deals with a certain tribe battle or historical eventThe author goes into explicit detail throughout the books nearly 500 pages Some people may say that the book is boring and like a text book in some parts of the book it was But I disagree the book is a good way to learn about the terrible genocide that native americans Brown included songs pictures and quotes throughout the book They are very important to break the sometimes boring page after page of text The portraits quotes and songs were placed well in the book helping you visualize the place and time in history Bury My Heat at Wounded knee helps us take a look at our past It forces us to look at the Dark side of our American history and the length white men went to fulfill the christian manifest destiny With the exceptions of a few soldiers and civilians the white man wasportrayed as the slayer of the indian people They killed indians regardless of age or sexoften scalping and mutilating the bodies They
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