At 11:20, we’re talking about ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,’ another one of the 88 Books That Shaped America. Here’s what the Library of Congress wrote about the 1970 bestseller:
Until librarian Dee Brown wrote his history of Native Americans in the West, few Americans knew the details of the unjust treatment of Indians. Brown scoured both well-known and little-known sources for his documentary on the massacres, broken promises and other atrocities suffered by Indians. The book has never gone out of print and has sold more than 4 million copies.
(Native American Lakota Sioux men and boys perform a dance on the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota. They wear breechcloths, bustles, roaches, feathers in their hair, leg bands with bells, moccasins, arm bands, and hair pipe breastplates. 1890 or 1891. Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library, via Library of Congress)
Have you read ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee?’ How did affect you?