The 1970 book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown is a nonfiction
account focused on the genocide of the American Indian between 1860 and 1890. Brown's extensive primary research tells the story of America's goal of Manifest Destiny and the struggle of the American Indian to hold on to their lands and preserve their cultures in the words of first-person reports by American soldiers and the American Indians involved in the struggle.
1) How does Senator Dawes feel about the Indians? How does he remain both an ally to the Sioux and an ally to the government at the same time? Does he?
2)Think about the events leading up to the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek. What were some of the main issues? Could the massacre have been prevented? How?
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