Day 1

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Brown was not an Indian, but he was impacted by what he’d seen and read about them. What have read that has impacted your behavior or your worldview?

    Students should be encouraged to stay on topic and think deeply about a book, article, or other work that has changed the way they see everyday life and that has upended their assumptions about commonly held stories.

  2. 2

    What does Brown mean by saying that this book faces eastward?

    Most accounts of this period are from the perspective of whites looking to move west for land and fortune. Brown asks the reader to look eastward as the Indians did, with fear and uncertainty as to the intentions of the whites who...

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