Saga of the Sioux: An Adaptation from Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Paperback)

Saga of the Sioux: An Adaptation from Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee By Dee Brown, Dwight Jon Zimmerman (Adapted by) Cover Image

Saga of the Sioux: An Adaptation from Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Paperback)


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This new adaptation of Dee Brown's multimillion-copy bestseller, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, is filled with photographs and maps to bring alive the tragic saga of Native Americans for middle-grade readers. Focusing on the Sioux nation as representative of the entire Native American story, this meticulously researched account allows the great chiefs and warriors to speak for themselves about what happened to the Sioux from 1860 to the Massacre of Wounded Knee in 1891. This dramatic story is essential reading for every student of U.S. history.

Dee Brown was the author of more than twenty-five books on the American West and the Civil War. A librarian for many years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Brown died in 2002.

DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN has written extensively on military-history subjects for American Heritage, the Naval Institute Press, Vietnam Magazine, and numerous military-themed publications. His books include The Hammer and the Anvil and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250050670
ISBN-10: 1250050677
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English

“A cogent, heartbreaking narration.” —BCCB

“History classes and others interested in this period will welcome this offering.” —Booklist

“A masterful adaptation. . . . This is a must-have addition to any United States history collection serving teens.” —VOYA

“A powerful work, this book will serve as a discussion starter and as an educational tool.” —School Library Journal

“A wrenching account of the injustices the Sioux endured from white men and the battles that ensued, based on Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Shattering, appalling, compelling. . . . One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages.” —The Washington Post on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

“A first-rate account--strongly and ardently written.” —The New Yorker on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

“Fusing scholarship with a capacity for writing a story of epic proportions, Brown has cut through a mass of white expansionist rhetoric to give the reader an Indian perspective of the conquest of the trans-Mississippi West for the last four decades of the nineteenth century. Highly recommended.” —Choice on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee