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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Lesson Plan

About the Author

Dee Brown was a librarian by trade, and authored several novels before writing Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. He had a strong interest in the American West and especially in the fate of the Indian population that had occupied it prior to the arrival of whites. To write this book, Brown spent numerous hours pouring through primary-source documents in order to get first-hand accounts of the broken promises and outright hostility that characterized the ravenous expansion of whites across the North American continent. Brown was especially interested in listening to the voices of the Native leaders themselves, which are not often heard in historical accounts. Brown’s treatment was so...

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