Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee | Study Guide

Dee Alexander Brown

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee | Chapter Summaries


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Introduction Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was originally published in 1970. It has been reprinted several times since, and Brown add... Read More
Chapter 1 Christopher Columbus is the first white European to come across the native peoples of the New World. He finds the Tainos... Read More
Chapter 2 The Navaho Indians of the Southwest face two major problems in the late 1850s. The first is an ongoing war with nearby M... Read More
Chapter 3 The Santee Sioux live in Minnesota on the edge of Indian territory. Two treaties signed during the 1850s have left the S... Read More
Chapter 4 The Pike's Peak gold rush of 1858 brings white men flooding into Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho country. In 1861 the U.S.... Read More
Chapter 5 The thousands of Indians gathered in Powder River country scatter during the summer of 1865 for hunting and special cere... Read More
Chapter 6 In the summer and fall of 1865, a treaty commission led by Newton Edmonds, the governor of the Dakota territory, and Col... Read More
Chapter 7 In spring 1866 several bands of Southern Cheyennes are living with Red Cloud's Oglala Teton Sioux in Powder River countr... Read More
Chapter 8 Ulysses S. Grant is elected the 18th President of the United States in 1869. Along with a new Great Father comes a new C... Read More
Chapter 9 The Apaches live in New Mexico and Arizona. In the summer of 1871 Indian Affairs Commissioner Ely Parker invites the gre... Read More
Chapter 10 Most California Indians put up little resistance to the white miners who streamed onto their land at the beginning of th... Read More
Chapter 11 After the Battle of the Washita in December 1868 (see Chapter 7), General Sheridan tells the Cheyennes, Arapahos, Kiowas... Read More
Chapter 12 The Black Hills in modern-day South Dakota are the sacred lands of the Sioux Indians. Known as Paha Sapa, the Black Hill... Read More
Chapter 13 The Nez Percés—so named for their nose piercings—initially lived in territory spanning parts of Idaho, Oregon, and Washi... Read More
Chapter 14 About 1,000 Northern Cheyennes surrender at Fort Robinson alongside Crazy Horse's Oglala Teton Sioux in April 1877. The ... Read More
Chapter 15 The Ponca Indians live in northeastern Nebraska where the Niobrara River feeds into the Missouri River. They are a small... Read More
Chapter 16 In 1863 the Utes are assigned the western side of the Rocky Mountains. In return, they are given $20,000 worth of goods ... Read More
Chapter 17 The Chiricahuas split into different factions after the death of Cochise in 1874, and some of them start raiding again. ... Read More
Chapter 18 After the wars of 1876-77, the Sioux are confined to a 35,000-square mile "anvil-shaped block" of land in the Dakota Ter... Read More
Chapter 19 The Hunkpapas leave Standing Rock after Sitting Bull's death. Some go to Ghost Dance camps, others go to Pine Ridge to b... Read More
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