The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. Dee Brown's 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was the first truly popular book of Indian history ever published. But it promulgated the impression that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee--that not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry but Native civilizati...

Details The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

TitleThe Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Release DateJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherRiverhead Books
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, North American Hi..., American History, Native Americans, Politics

Reviews The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

  • Angie
    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and there, and his inward journey makes the narrative a little more Minnesota-oriented than it would be coming from someone else (that's a plus for me). After his introdu...