Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE is an eloquent, fully-documented account of the systematic destruction of American Indians during the second half of the 19th century. Using council records, autobiographies and other firsthand descriptions, Dee Brown a
Shocking, marvelous, heartbreaking book.
This book narrates the endless series of broken promises, broken treaties, crimes, murders, massacres that the white Americans did against the American natives, or Indians. It’s the story of what is nothing else than an attempted genocide. Entire tri...Continua
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Wrote 8/18/12
Heartbreaker

"They made us many promises,more than I can remember,but they never kept but one;they promised to take our land,and they took it." (Chief Red Cloud in old age)

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Doppelganger
Wrote Aug 25, 2012, 13:27
"My idea is that, unless removed by the government, they must necessarily be extermanted."
Pag. 388
Doppelganger
Wrote Aug 25, 2012, 13:24
"it is too often the case," Crook said, "that border newspapers... disseminate all sorts of exaggerations and falsehoods about the Indians, which are copied in papers oh high character and wide circulation, in other parts of the country, while the In...Continua
Pag. 405
Doppelganger
Wrote Aug 25, 2012, 13:17
[General Crook] found plenty of evidence that white men were trying to arouse the Apaches to violent action so that they could be driven from the reservation, leaving it open for land-grabbing.
Pag. 404
Doppelganger
Wrote Aug 21, 2012, 04:16
"They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it"
Pag. 449
Doppelganger
Wrote Aug 21, 2012, 04:13
... and the distric attorney for the United States appeared before the judge to deny the Poncas' right to the writ on the ground that Indians were "not persons within the meaning of the law".
Pag. 360

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