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Unformatted text preview: Megan Scharar HIST-112 (003) 09 October 2011 Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee What does this history have to do with me? When others are oppressed, why does it affect me? I feel that Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown is one of the greatest accounts of human oppression ever written. It delves so deeply into the mistreatment, abuse, and lies that were given to the American Indians during the time of American settlement. Brown includes records, speeches, proclamations, and first hand accounts of the horrific massacres, battles, and deals broken between the white men and the American Indians. This tragic account of cruelty and oppression really opened my eyes to the true horrors of the establishment of this country. The main concept of manifest destiny, the deception of paper treaties, and the genocide of a people has everything to do with my existence on the West Coast and greatly affects me. What does this history have to do with me? This question brought up a great deal of thought after reading this book. I didnt think that a movement and massacre of a people that happened 200 years ago would have anything to do with me, but once further examined, I realized that it has everything to do with me. Manifest anything to do with me, but once further examined, I realized that it has everything to do with me....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.
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