Friday, 20 March 2009

Dedication

I've finished Dee Brown's Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. A completely absorbing book that had me engrossed from the beginning. I really don't know how to begin to review it, so I'll just dedicate a post to all those American Indian warriors who fought to protect their families, their culture and the natural resources of their land.

This is Dull Knife a chief of the Northern Cheyennes.

4 comments:

zetor said...

I remember my husband reading a book about 'Wounded Knee' years ago, I will have to dig it out and read it.

Nicola said...

Hi zetor, yes I think these accounts of the wild west would certainly appeal to men. In fact I'm going to lend this to my dad to read!

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

You're right, not an easy book to review. And for Americans, not an easy subject — even today. You might like some of the contemporary American Indian lit by people like Sherman Alexie. One of his stories — Smoke Signals — was turned into a movie of the same name.

Vintage Reading said...

Linda, hi, yes, a difficult book and Dee Brown makes it clear that there were atrocities on both sides. I've not read Sherman Alexie. Another name to note in my reading journal.