An Analysis Of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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America has been very unkind to the Native American. Throughout history, from Christopher Columbus’ arrival in 1492, who called the natives “Indios”, thus beginning the label of the Natives as “Indians”, to the 19th Century, a time of enormous hubris, greed, prejudice, Indians suffered enormous violence. From the foundation of the Manifest Destiny in 1845 giving white men all the privilege, while the Native’s saw their culture, and homes ripped away from them. Dee Brown’s “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” brilliantly captures the actual truth of the plight of the Native Americans from 1860 to 1890. Dee Brown’s reason for writing “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” was to tell the truth of the Native Americans. Overtime, Americans have been systematically
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