Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a classic book based on eye witness accounts and written official records about the citizens who colonized the west, and did anything possible to make that happen. And this meant many conflicts and massacres between the Native Americans and whites. For years, people only heard and believed one side of the story; but now, we are able to hear it from the Indians point of view, thanks to Dee Brown. We are now able to have insight on what the U.S. Government did to acquire Native American land, and based on this story, it is nothing to be proud of. Having read Brown’s book, I am now able to give others the basic premise of what happened as well.
Every chapter depicts a certain battle or different trials and tribunes of a certain tribe, as well as introduces new characters from history and what certain people did. Since each chapter covers different areas, events and different times they occur; each section was written like its own story and therefore doesn’t necessarily run into the next chapter and maybe only contains mentionings of it. I would like to only discuss major events from each chapter, otherwise there would be an overload of information in a summary of the story.
Chapter One: it all began with Christopher Columbus who gave the Native American’s their name “Indians” which derived from “Indios” then began settlement of Europeans in the western world, occurring from 1492 to 1860, having a major effect on the Indians; including the defeat of Wampanoag and the pilgrims infringement of about five different Iroquois Nations. This chapter forebodes the events of what happens to the Indians within the future, and unfortunate time to come.
Chapter Two depicts the terrible events leading up to the surrender of the Navahos through their chief, Manuelito. Their land was taken from them to build Fort Defiance, and their livestock was brutally slaughtered for the mere pleasure of initiating...