Summary of Bury My Heart and Wounded Knee

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
By Dee Brown

Table of Contents
1. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: Introduction
2. Dee Brown Biography
3. One−Page Summary
4. Summary and Analysis
5. Quizzes
6. Characters
Introduction
Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was first published in the United States in 1970. This landmark book—which incorporated a number of eyewitness accounts and official records—offered a scathing indictment of the U.S. politicians, soldiers, and citizens who colonized the American West.
Focusing Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 1mainly on the thirty−year span from 1860 to 1890, the book was the
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Army kills or displaces all Mescalero Apaches and Navahos in the region. Many Navahos die when they are forced to live at the Bosque Redondo reservation. Ultimately, the Navahos sign a peace treaty and are allowed to return to what is left of their land.
Chapter 3: Little Crow's War
Manipulated by deceptive treaties, the Santee Sioux surrender most of their land for money and provisions they mostly do not receive. Little Crow does not want to fight the military might of the United States but has no choice when some of his men kill white settlers. The Santees are ultimately overpowered by the Army and by a Santee traitor.
Chapter 4: War Comes to the Cheyennes
White settlers ignore a treaty and begin settling on Native−American territory. After Cheyennes and Arapahos meet with the Colorado governor to try to maintain peace, many Cheyennes are mutilated or massacred in their Sand Creek village. The Cheyennes split, some going north to join the Northern Cheyennes and the Teton Sioux in Powder River country, while others go south, below the Arkansas River, where they are coerced into signing away their land in Colorado.
Chapter 5: Powder River Invasion
The Cheyennes learn that soldiers are building a fort in the Powder River country. A Cheyenne warrior tries to warn some Arapahos of coming soldiers, but they do not believe him, and their village is destroyed by one military column. A group of Sioux chase the half−starved,

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