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Dee Alexander Brown (1908–2002)

Forfatter af Begrav mit hjerte ved Wounded Knee

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Dee Brown wrote more than twenty-five books on American history and the West, including Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
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Begrav mit hjerte ved Wounded Knee (1970) 8,934 eksemplarer
The American West (1994) 440 eksemplarer
Creek Mary's Blood (1980) 380 eksemplarer
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow (1977) 352 eksemplarer
The Fetterman Massacre (1962) 209 eksemplarer
Wondrous Times on the Frontier (1991) 206 eksemplarer
The Galvanized Yankees (1963) 129 eksemplarer
The Westerners (1974) 128 eksemplarer
Showdown at Little Big Horn (1964) 110 eksemplarer
Fighting Indians of the West (1948) 103 eksemplarer
Morgan's Raiders (1959) 93 eksemplarer
Killdeer Mountain (1983) 93 eksemplarer
Grierson's Raid (1954) 82 eksemplarer
The Way to Bright Star (1998) 76 eksemplarer
When the Century Was Young (1993) 73 eksemplarer
The Settlers' West (1955) 50 eksemplarer
Action at Beecher Island (1967) 44 eksemplarer
Conspiracy of Knaves (1986) 43 eksemplarer
The year of the century: 1876 (1966) 41 eksemplarer
Trail Driving Days (1952) 30 eksemplarer
Yellowhorse (1972) 29 eksemplarer
Dee Brown's Civil War Anthology (1810) 18 eksemplarer
Cavalry Scout (1958) 15 eksemplarer
Tepee Tales of the American Indian (1979) 12 eksemplarer
The Girl from Fort Wicked (1988) 11 eksemplarer
Pardon My Pandemonium (1984) 4 eksemplarer
Nathan B. Forrest (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Tales of the warrior ants (1973) 3 eksemplarer
Story of the Plains Indians (1973) 2 eksemplarer
They went thataway 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians (1964) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver221 eksemplarer
The Wild West (1993) — Forord — 216 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (1992) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
Exploring Myths and Legends: Literature & Writing Workshop (1992) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, October 1980 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Educational but horribly depressing. Use of the words of the Chiefs, Braves & soldiers themselves gave it a wonderful immediacy.
 
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cspiwak | 126 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
I listened to the audio version of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” narrated by Grover Gardner. Dee Brown’s 1971 classic has been required reading in many colleges for decades and for good reason. However, a quick Google search of the title confirmed what I suspected: it is banned in many high schools (notably, but not surprisingly, in Florida) presumably because it might “make kids feel bad about themselves.” And the book should make every person who reads it feel bad, not about themselves but about their ancestors. The treatment of the American Indian is beyond shocking. It’s immoral, and in a country that considers itself a “Christian country,” it’s anything but Christian. “Bury My Heart in Wounded Knee” should be required reading at some point in every social studies department of every high school in the U.S.… (mere)
 
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FormerEnglishTeacher | 126 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2024 |
I have always been a fan of the cowboy stories told in Hollywood westerns and this book was a great opportunity to learn the real histories the movies were built on. I found this a gripping history. Makes me want more.
 
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BBrookes | 5 andre anmeldelser | Nov 29, 2023 |
Heartbreaking, mindset-shattering, eviscerating.

To get the positives out of the way first: Dee Brown's immense wealth of knowledge and research contributes to make Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee a detailed-yet-well-paced experience. Each chapter chronicles a particular battle, people, or plight, in rough chronological order. Without resorting to extensive flashbacks or appendices, Brown manages to create a sense of the West's treatment of Native Americans from colonisation to the particularly brutal 1800s, when genocide was effectively carried out.

Using transcripts, interviews and evidence from the time, Brown creates a moving portrait that shatters many myths which still resonate, and reminds us of the sins of such ground-level intolerance.

Admittedly, the book would've held more sway when first released, for a generation raised on WWII and '50s-era patriotism. Nowadays, we're more aware of the graphic nature of the treatment of the Native Americans, and so the book's heavy-handedness is particularly evident. Yet, it's easy to forget how marginalised this culture remains - in social understanding, in cultural portrayals, etc. With a pointedness approaching black humour, Brown opens each chapter with a detail of the more commonly-known 'great' events that occurred around the world concurrently with that particular act of one-sided warfare. The development of the telephone. The publication of all the great works of Romantic literature and art. The freaking Emancipation Proclamation! Yet here, in the very same country, an entire race - nay, many dozens of races - were being wiped out. It seems gauche to qualify levels of genocide, but this remains a particularly insidious one. Unlike the oligarchic genocide of the Nazis (where one feels as if removal of a few key figures would destabilise the structure), or the hereditary problems that plague, say, Israel and Palestine, this crime seems one of brutal, individual hatred. The most chilling massacres that Brown describes often occur simply because a few individuals decided - in a moment - they didn't care to be civil with these fellow human beings.

Bury My Heart is perhaps the pinnacle of pop history. In telling his tale exclusively from the other side, Brown weaves a manipulative, overly literary tale. Most of his characters are pure heroes, they speak entirely in riddles, and he pours on emotion like it was a John Williams soundtrack. At times, the academic and the writer in me cry out for some editing, perhaps some levity between the darkest moments, definitely the occasional examination of social and historical contexts that doesn't rely entirely on pandering to our heartstrings. Even when he does describe those white men who were sympathetic, or - as is always the case - seemed to find greater strength in "crossing over" to the Native side completely, Brown could give us more. It's fascinating to read of these men who married into tribes and basically lived with them, or of the young Native Americans who went to university and obtained degrees in the white man's world. But they only enter the narrative at the point when they become part of the bloodshed. What were their daily social patterns like? How did their friends and family respond to the change, and how did it affect the way they interacted in their respective new worlds? This would have been eminently more fascinating, but perhaps it's just outside the scope of Brown's aims.

Yet, this seems a cheap allegation to hurl at such a noble work. After all, where were the moments of levity during what was effectively a decades-long trench war? Where were the moments of tolerance? With each passing chapter, and each passing massacre, the book beats down any resistance you may have to the idea that there is goodness in the minds of men. It's not happy news, but if there's one area of history where that worldview needs to be accepted, it may just be here.
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therebelprince | 126 andre anmeldelser | Oct 24, 2023 |

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