Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

  • by Dee Brown
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won - and lost.


What the Critics Say

"Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking....Impossible to put down." (New York Times)
"Shattering, appalling, compelling....One wonders...who indeed were the savages." (Washington Post)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

History from a Native perspective

I've read this book twice so when I saw it in Audible I jumped at it. It did not disappoint for my third go around. Very engaging yet sad as to how we treated the Native peoples.
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- Jonnie

Could not finish this book

I loved the book "A Sorrow in our Heart - the life of Tecumseh". I thought that this would be similar, but the systematic killing of the Indian people with a complete lack of understanding of their way of life made me ill. It reminded me more of "Shake Hands with the Devil" - the story of the atrocities perpetrated in Rwanda.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.