Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee | Critical Essay by N. Scott Momaday

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Critical Essay by N. Scott Momaday

"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" is a much better book than the title would indicate; it is, in fact, extraordinary on several accounts. It is first and foremost a compelling history of the American West, distinguished not because it is, as the dust jacket has it, an Indian history (it is based largely upon the records of treaty councils and the words of such Indian leaders as Chief Joseph, Geronimo and Crazy Horse), but because it is so carefully documented and designed. The book covers only 30 years—1860 to 1890—but they are the years in which the West was won, as they say, and the culture and civilization of the Indians lost.

It will come as a surprise to many readers of this book … that so much of great drama and moment actually took place...

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