Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Summary

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was published by Holt, Rinehart, & Winston in 1971. It is a 445 page historical nonfiction detailing the accounts of Native Americans encountering white invaders. Presenting a different view on historical events that normally goes unthought of, at least thoroughly, it provides readers with new opinions and interesting perspectives. Because this book is very well written and is historically accurate, it is extremely powerful. In America, from the mid 1800’s to the late 1800’s, Native American lives were being drastically changed due to white people settling all over the country. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee tells the stories of the different tribes who have…show more content…
It also teaches that Native Americans were very mistreated and thought of as savage, but in reality the whites were just as gruesome and brutal, if not more so than the Indians. In addition, one can learn that history can be twisted to represent what one individual wants everyone to believe, despite whether or not it is the truth. Several times in the book, white were unnecessarily aggressive towards the Indians, murdering the elderly, women, and children without reason, but when they retold the story of what happened, they bent the truth to make it sound as though the Indians had started it and that they deserved the gross mutilation brought down on them by the whites. From reading this book, one should take with them the idea that people should keep an open mind when viewing history because everything is not always as it seems and that they should often consider all points of view in history in order to get the clearest perspective. Lastly, it is important to attain from Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee that history repeats itself and one should learn from the mistakes other people make in order to prevent such things from happening

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