Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Their Manners Are Decorous and Praiseworthy Summary & Analysis

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Their Manners Are Decorous and Praiseworthy Summary

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's novel of the history of Native Americans in the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century. The book focuses on the Indian perspective of the injustices and betrayals by the U.S. government in its relentless efforts to destroy the culture, religion, and way of life of this race of people.

The novel begins with the statement that Christopher Columbus had named the Native Americans Indios and that with the differing dialects and accents of the Europeans to come, the word became known as Indians. Life as known to the Native Americans would never be the same from the point of Columbus' discovery of America in 1492 through the next 400 years, ending in 1890. The Indians were driven further south into Virginia, and by the 1600's, the...

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