Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

  • by Dee Brown
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won - and lost.

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What the Critics Say

"Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking....Impossible to put down." (New York Times)
"Shattering, appalling, compelling....One wonders...who indeed were the savages." (Washington Post)

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Beautiful inspiring history

Beautiful book read very well. Full of irony and pathos. The famous names jump out to inject life into the words whilst the reminder of so many thousands of anonymous brave men and women who were simply trying to live their lives in their country!
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- Cliff

What an awesome story

Where does Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is probably the best book I've read this year and I'm now searching to know more about the history of the native Indian Americans.


What did you like best about this story?

The book knitted together many different parts of the varied history of the push west, the treaties, the broken treaties, the bloodshed, the desire for peace and living together which never truly appeared until the Indian was virtually wiped off the map.


What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Grover Gadrner's reading was very effective and told a story rather than just read the book. It made for really good listening.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I couldn't listen to the book for more than an hour at a time it was so dreadfully sad but it fully engaged me each time and I wanted to listen to more, I didn't want the story to end. One of the sadest parts of the story was when soldiers hanged 38 Indians in one execution and they went to their deaths as if horrible and early death was an expected part of their lives. How horrible that we let this happen because of our greed.


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- Ciaran

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.