Summary of Bury My Heart and Wounded Knee
Submitted by: Tham Allen A. Cartagenas III â€“ St. James
Submitted to: Sir Jerico Irinco
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
By Dee Brown
Table of Contents
1. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: Introduction
2. Dee Brown Biography
3. Oneâˆ’Page Summary
4. Summary and Analysis
Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was first published in the United States in 1970. This landmark bookâ€”which incorporated a number of eyewitness accounts and official recordsâ€”offered a scathing indictment of the U.S. politicians, soldiers, and citizens who colonized the American West.
Focusing Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 1mainly on the thirtyâˆ’year span from 1860 to 1890, the book …show more content…
The government says it wants to buy transportation rights in the Powder River country, but it deploys soldierseven before a treaty is discussed. Angry at this deception, the Sioux fight a successful guerrilla war, cutting off the soldiers' supply lines, trapping soldiers in isolated battles, and derailing a train. Ultimately, the government withdraws its troops and settles for a peace treaty.
Chapter 7: â€˜â€˜The Only Good Indian Is a Dead Indianâ€™â€™
Some of the exiled Southern Cheyennes and Arapahos, encouraged by the Sioux's successes, try to return to their old tribal lands. This action results in a war between the Army and several Nativeâˆ’American tribes, including the Cheyennes, the Arapahos, the Comanches, and the Kiowas. At the end of the fighting, all tribes except the Kiowas surrender and go to reservations.
Chapter 8: The Rise and Fall of Donehogawa
Red Cloud finds out that the peace treaty he signed included items he did not know about. Donehogawa, an educated Native American, is Commissioner of Indian Affairs at the time. He invites Red Cloud and severa lother Sioux to state their case to President Grant in Washington, D.C. Red Cloud is successful, but Donehogawa loses his influence due to political pressure and resigns.
Chapter 9: Cochise and the Apache Guerrillas
Several Apaches refuse to live on a reservation and instead they engage in a guerrilla war. Settlers massacre a peaceful