Customer Review

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking and truly humbly, 5 Feb 2010
This review is from: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (Paperback)
I read this book in three sittings, although it essentially is a chronological history, and as a result must have dates, times constantly featured, you never feel overawed or lost by the immensness of the story. The forced displacement through massacre, duress and outright swindling is described in clear detail and yet at all times the native americans appear to want to live in peace despite what has been done to them. The restraint and dignity is astounding given the genocide being perpetrated against them. The atrocities are well documented and the descriptions are even handed, I am so glad that this history of meetings and treaties was recorded, through interpreters and reports at the time. The term "manifest destiny" which white settlers used to justify the land grab will live with me for a long time along with the phrase "the only good Indian is a dead one" which was coined by Sherman. Native Americans deserve their story told. I can only say humbly that this book in my opinion does that magnificently.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Berkshire UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 572,788