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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Framed as a counternarrative to Dee Brown’s famous Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, David Treuer’s book sets out to dispel a common myth that indigenous civilization effectively ended in 1890, when more than 300 Lakota men, women, and children were massacred by the U.S. Army. Treuer engages with the transformation and ongoing rebirth of Native identity and culture. This is a deeply personal work that is equal parts history and memoir, and if you loved Tommy Orange’s There, There, it will be right up your alley. It may well be the most important book you read all year.

— Travis

About the Author


David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. The author of four previous novels, most recently Prudence, and two books of nonfiction, he has also written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate, and The Washington Post, among others. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432864507
ISBN-10: 1432864505
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: June 12th, 2019
Pages: 775
Language: English
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