The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. Dee Brown's 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was the first truly popular book of Indian history ever published. But it promulgated the impression that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee--that not only did one hun A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. ...

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Title:The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
Author:David Treuer
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Genres:History
ISBN:B077CNXS7B
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:526 pages pages

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    Jul 13, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

  • Bookworm
    Feb 10, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

  • Jeanette Lukens
    Jul 10, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

  • Theresa Connors
    Feb 17, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

    More than a helpful review of all the ways native Americans have been deceived and trampled upon, this book records the dexterity and political intelligence with which they have responded to attempts at legal and economic control. Enjoyed the many details and stories; really appreciate...

    This book is a well-researched and important counternarrative chronicling the atrocities suffered by tribes across the United States at various points in history, from 1492 to Standing Rock. Extremely well-researched with personal stories and interviews that you won't find in history ...

  • Sam toer
    Jun 21, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

  • James Murphy
    Apr 27, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

  • Dylan Groves
    Jun 09, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

    More than a helpful review of all the ways native Americans have been deceived and trampled upon, this book records the dexterity and political intelligence with which they have responded to attempts at legal and economic control. Enjoyed the many details and stories; really appreciate...

    This book is a well-researched and important counternarrative chronicling the atrocities suffered by tribes across the United States at various points in history, from 1492 to Standing Rock. Extremely well-researched with personal stories and interviews that you won't find in history ...

    "Treuer wishes to revise the image of the Indian long prevalent in American literature and historiography as the Vanishing American, a race so compromised by disease, war and intermarriage that it is destined to disappear. His perspective is one of Native American resiliency and surviv...

    highly recommend ...

  • Emily Goenner
    Feb 11, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

  • Elisa
    Mar 03, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

    More than a helpful review of all the ways native Americans have been deceived and trampled upon, this book records the dexterity and political intelligence with which they have responded to attempts at legal and economic control. Enjoyed the many details and stories; really appreciate...

  • Patti
    Mar 30, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

  • Raimo Wirkkala
    Mar 14, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

  • Loring Wirbel
    Mar 02, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

  • Joe Kessler
    Feb 13, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

  • Jon Glazer
    Mar 01, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

  • Ruby
    Jun 29, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

  • Matt Fitz
    Apr 23, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

  • Deidre
    May 05, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

    More than a helpful review of all the ways native Americans have been deceived and trampled upon, this book records the dexterity and political intelligence with which they have responded to attempts at legal and economic control. Enjoyed the many details and stories; really appreciate...

    This book is a well-researched and important counternarrative chronicling the atrocities suffered by tribes across the United States at various points in history, from 1492 to Standing Rock. Extremely well-researched with personal stories and interviews that you won't find in history ...

    "Treuer wishes to revise the image of the Indian long prevalent in American literature and historiography as the Vanishing American, a race so compromised by disease, war and intermarriage that it is destined to disappear. His perspective is one of Native American resiliency and surviv...

    highly recommend ...

    I actually have I think four chapters to go, but it?s mostly finished. I?m back on the hold lists, but thinking I might buy this one. ...

  • Amber
    Mar 25, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

  • Cheryl Turoczy hart
    Mar 12, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

  • Randall Wallace
    Feb 17, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

  • Linda Barlow
    Apr 15, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

    More than a helpful review of all the ways native Americans have been deceived and trampled upon, this book records the dexterity and political intelligence with which they have responded to attempts at legal and economic control. Enjoyed the many details and stories; really appreciate...

    This book is a well-researched and important counternarrative chronicling the atrocities suffered by tribes across the United States at various points in history, from 1492 to Standing Rock. Extremely well-researched with personal stories and interviews that you won't find in history ...

    "Treuer wishes to revise the image of the Indian long prevalent in American literature and historiography as the Vanishing American, a race so compromised by disease, war and intermarriage that it is destined to disappear. His perspective is one of Native American resiliency and surviv...

  • Josh Brown
    Apr 27, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

    More than a helpful review of all the ways native Americans have been deceived and trampled upon, this book records the dexterity and political intelligence with which they have responded to attempts at legal and economic control. Enjoyed the many details and stories; really appreciate...

    This book is a well-researched and important counternarrative chronicling the atrocities suffered by tribes across the United States at various points in history, from 1492 to Standing Rock. Extremely well-researched with personal stories and interviews that you won't find in history ...

    "Treuer wishes to revise the image of the Indian long prevalent in American literature and historiography as the Vanishing American, a race so compromised by disease, war and intermarriage that it is destined to disappear. His perspective is one of Native American resiliency and surviv...

    highly recommend ...

    I actually have I think four chapters to go, but it?s mostly finished. I?m back on the hold lists, but thinking I might buy this one. ...

    The author uses a lot of scientific, technical terms that would appear to be the argot of ethno-anthropologists seemingly in an attempt to appear authoritative forcing a non specialist such as myself to reach for a dictionary frequently. Much of the history he relates appears in no Eu...

    ?This book is meant to tell the story of Indian lives, and Indian histories and those lives as something much more, much greater and grander, than a catalog of pain. I have tried to catch us not in the act of dying but, rather, in the radical act of living...? (453) ...

  • Garth Mailman
    Apr 12, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

    Last year I read "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Professor Ibram Kendi, which helped reshape a brain and attitude that had been acculturated to accept a version of race that left out the black voice and story. THIS book does the same t...

    This frequently frustrating book was largely redeemed by the last chapter. For most of the book the author couldn't seem to settle on a narrative approach and I was often distracted by the rapid shifts between broad historical descriptions, close-up character studies, and straightforwa...

    I'm originally from southern MN. My hometown is infamous for its cold blooded treatment of Dakota POW who rose up against injustice. The fact that the author is from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern MN made this book all that more special for me. I loved reading about the history...

    As the title suggests, this is a book that's very much in conversation with Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I regret to say I haven't yet read. Like that earlier volume, this 2019 follow-up centers its Native American history in the perspective of indigenous pe...

    I saw the author interviewed on PBS News Hour and thought this book might be interesting because it was written to offer a description of Native American experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Actually, it starts out with some pre-Columbian history so you might say it offers a desc...

    This is an excellent modern history of Native Americans from the perspective of an anthropologist who is a Native American. I highly value Treuer's perspective and his approach to Native American history. This book and his book Rez Life both come across and well documented/researched h...

    This mix of the scholarly, journalistic, and the personal, makes for a fascinating account of Native American history. Treuer, himself an Ojibwe from not so far from where I live, spares us nothing of the violence, deceit, hypocrisy, and tragedy that is endemic to this history but allo...

    More than a helpful review of all the ways native Americans have been deceived and trampled upon, this book records the dexterity and political intelligence with which they have responded to attempts at legal and economic control. Enjoyed the many details and stories; really appreciate...

    This book is a well-researched and important counternarrative chronicling the atrocities suffered by tribes across the United States at various points in history, from 1492 to Standing Rock. Extremely well-researched with personal stories and interviews that you won't find in history ...

    "Treuer wishes to revise the image of the Indian long prevalent in American literature and historiography as the Vanishing American, a race so compromised by disease, war and intermarriage that it is destined to disappear. His perspective is one of Native American resiliency and surviv...

    highly recommend ...

    I actually have I think four chapters to go, but it?s mostly finished. I?m back on the hold lists, but thinking I might buy this one. ...

    The author uses a lot of scientific, technical terms that would appear to be the argot of ethno-anthropologists seemingly in an attempt to appear authoritative forcing a non specialist such as myself to reach for a dictionary frequently. Much of the history he relates appears in no Eu...

  • Angie
    Jan 06, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

  • Katie Nunes
    Mar 19, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...

    I can?t rate this because it could be read totally differently by someone with more historical knowledge than I. It is described as ?sweeping?, and it certainly is. I had NO IDEA about so many of the historical facts. The Curtis Act? The Dawes Act? Allotment? Indian boarding scho...

  • Meike
    Feb 27, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

  • Rob
    Jun 24, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

  • Shanna
    Aug 04, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

  • Peter Beck
    Feb 06, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

  • Liz Mc2
    Apr 09, 2019

    "If you want to know America - if you want to see it for what it is - you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present." In a mixture of history book, reportage, and mémoir, Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee, a...

    Treuer characterizes this book as 3 journeys in his introduction: a journey into history, a journey across America, and a journey into himself and his identity. He describes all three of theses journeys with great skill, although the historical journey does get a little dry here and th...

    This book was incredibly hard for me to rate. I think it deserves a 5. Most of the time the reading experience for me was only a 3 and sometimes a 4, and only occasionally a 5, and sometimes even a 2. I can?t in good conscience give it less than a 4 and it pains for not to give it 5 ...

    How can I not know the things written here? As Anglo-Americans, we've been taught such lies and shaded stories. This book gives a different side, another heart-breaking view of all the evil done by Europeans when they arrived in America. I was fascinated to learn so much and horrified ...

    This is a great book if you want to learn about Native Americans and their history since Wounded Knee in 1890. Much of it is first person, when the author speaks with a variety of fellow Native Americans on a variety of subjects. The author also does a great job of laying out the histo...

    David Treuer, an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation, says he doesn't want a new history of North American indigenous tribes to follow the trajectory of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Rather than emphasize tragedy and the r...

    In the 1970 work "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown declared that "the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed". In "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee David Treuer revise that image of the Indian which has long been prevalent in American literature and histori...

    Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote of Native Americans, ?Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect civilization, follow it up with one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.? Charming. By the 1600?s th...

    Before I share my thoughts, a few caveats: This is my reading experience and reactions to the book. I am not academically qualified to comment on the historical accuracy of the contents. I am also not culturally qualified to comment on how it represents Native experiences and cultures....

    Always interested in American Indians through my background of anthropology and history, I was drawn to The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by that but also by its claim to be a counter narrative to Dee Brown's famous 1970 work Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which was considered the Indian si...

    Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars Review: This was a really well thought out and well done book. We don?t tend to talk about Native American history after Wounded Knee, instead focusing on how white people progressed on the American continent. I couldn?t give it a full 5 of 5 stars due t...

    "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a path-breaking work on the Native American experience. It is actually much more than the title suggests because the first 100 pages explore Indian life before 1890. It is also far more than just a dry history book. Treuer takes us foraging for pine c...

    Had read 'Rez Life' and 'Prudence' by the same author and was very excited to read this book. I did not care for 'Prudence' but was totally absorbed by 'Rez'. I was curious to see what this was about, especially when I realized it was about Native people in the US after 1890 instead of...

    I honestly don't remember any of this from my high school history books. Incredibly tragic, isn't that? ...

    I listened to the audiobook, read by actress Tanis Parenteau, who is Métis. The motto of this book could be ?not dead yet.? Treuer writes partly in response to Dee Brown?s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which depicts Indians primarily as victims, and as people of the past. T...