The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
The received idea of Native American history – as promulgated by books like Dee Brown’s mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did 150 Sioux die at the hands of the US Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well.
Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. […Learn More]