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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Big Foot - This individual is a Minneconjou chief who surrenders his people when the military starts killing indiscriminately in revenge for previous battles. After he is identified as an instigator of the Ghost Dance, he tries to take his people to the Indian Agency at Pine Ridge. The Army captures and tries to disarm them. In the process, a Minneconjou fires a shot and the military reacts, killing this chief and most of the Minneconjous.

Black Kettle - This person is a Cheyenne chief who goes to great lengths to...

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