Stick ‘em up partner – a different viewpoint

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown was first published in 1970. Since then it has not gone out of print and has been translated into many languages. It covers the history of Native Americans in the West in the late nineteenth century. The author uses council records, autobiographies and firsthand descriptions to tell the stories of the great chiefs and warriors of various tribes, the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.  In 2007 a TV movie was made based on the book.

YPRL has it available as both an eBook and an eAudiobook from our Overdrive service.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

If a serious history such as Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is your kind of thing you or you prefer a traditional book you may also be interested in The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by  Nathaniel  Philbrick.  This book is reappraisal of the clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand.

The Last Stand

And finally this recent article in The Guardian titled ‘The American epic': Hollywood's enduring love for the western makes interesting reading. Not only that but if you click on the word  Westerns  in on the left of the main title of the article you will be taken to a selection of articles that includes film reviews and obituaries of prominent actors, all related to the topic, printed in the Guardian in the past few years. Bliss.

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