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Showdown at Little Big Horn (Bison Book)
Dee Brown

Bison Books, 2004

On Sunday afternoon, June 25, 1876, Gen. George Custer and 264 members of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry engaged more than 3,000 warriors of the Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, and Cheyenne nations and were killed in the ensuing battle. Acclaimed historian Dee Brown traces the events of that day and of the weeks before, through the eyes and ears of seventeen participants from both sides, including Natives, scouts, soldiers, and civilians. Why did Custer ...


The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West (Women of the West)

Open Road Media, 2012

Dee Brown’s fascinating history of women on America’s western frontier “Who was the western Woman? What was she like, this gentle yet persistent tamer of the wild land that was the American West?” These are questions that Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee , sets out to answer in this spirited work of social history. He outlines the many types of female pioneers: housewives to rebels, schoolteachers ...


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Dee Brown

Bantam Books, 1972

The powerful story that haunts the nation. An Indian history of the American west.


The Fetterman Massacre

Open Road Media, 2012

Dee Brown’s authoritative history of Fort Phil Kearney and the notorious Fetterman Massacre This dark, unflinching, and fascinating book is Dee Brown’s riveting account of events leading up to the Battle of the Hundred Slain—the devastating 1866 conflict that pitted Lakota, Arapaho, and Northern Cheyenne warriors, including Oglala chief Red Cloud, against the United States cavalry under the command of Captain William Fetterman. ...


Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads

Open Road Media, 2012

A fascinating and atmospheric history of the transcontinental railroad—the nineteenth century’s greatest and most relentless feat of national expansion Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow unspools the history of the beginnings of the American railroad system. By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers in Missouri and California were separated by a vast landscape that dwarfed and isolated them, conquerable only by “the demonic power of the ...


Fighting Indians of the West
Dee Alexander Brown, Martin Ferdinand Schmitt

Scribners, 1948

Two hundred and seventy authentic photographs and sketches and a running narrative of rare simplicity and power make up this story of the struggle between the United States and the western Indian tribes which chose to fight rather than to go tamely on reservations. The pictures have been brought together from many sources, and for the first time present a contemporary pictorial record of the Indian Wars of the American West. Dorris Alexander ...


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

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2011

This new adaptation of Dee Brown's multi-million 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 ...


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Dee Brown


Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived. Now repackaged with a new introduction from bestselling author Hampton Sides to coincide with a major HBO dramatic film of the book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee ...


Dee Brown

Xulon Press, 2010


The American West
Dee Brown

Touchstone, 1995

The American West centers on three subjects: Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers. Dee Brown re-creates these groups struggles for their place in this new landscape and illuminates the history of the old West in a single volume, filled with maps and vintage photographs. In his spirited telling of this national saga, Brown demonstrates once again his abilities as a master storyteller and as an entertaining popular historian.


The Way To Bright Star

Forge Books, 2008

Ben Butterfield, ex-circus performer, is living out his days in a small backwater town.  He spends much of his time dwelling on the past, pondering his glory days with the circus, and his first grand adventure—an odyssey across Missouri and Illinois to Bright Star, Indiana, during the Civil War.  It was a journey that laid the groundwork for the man he would become, and on which he got to know the two people who meant the world to him, and ...


Rolling Thunder: A Personal Exploration into the Secret Healing Powers of an American Indian Medicine Man
Doug Boyd

Random House, 1974



Creek Mary's Blood
Dee Brown

Pocket, 1981

The power, the passion, the heart of America lives in...CREEK MARY'S BLOOD Creek Mary - whose beauty fired the hearts of both the white man and the Indian, whose pride inflamed the souls of a great people!


Enterrad mi corazón en Wounded Knee
Dee Brown



Wondrous Times on the Frontier

Open Road Media, 2012

A lively, anecdotal history of life in the American West during the nineteenth century Frontier life, Dee Brown writes, “was hard, unpleasant most of the time,” and “ lacking in almost all amenities or creature comforts.” And yet, tall tales were the genre of the day, and humor, both light and dark, was abundant. In this historical account, Brown examines the aspects of the frontier spirit that would come to assume so central a ...


Folktales of the Native American: Retold for Our Times
Dee Brown

Holt Paperbacks, 1993

This comprehensive collection of Native American folklore draws on a unique oral tradition, illuminating for students the very roots of Native American culture. Gathered from numerous tribes—Seneca, Hopi, Navaho, Creek, Cheyenne, Cherokee, and Blackfoot—these thirty-six stories, passed down through generations, are narrated by Dee Brown as they might be told around a campfire today. Updated for the modern reader, these tales capture the true ...


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated Edition: An Indian History of the American WestBURY MY HEART ...
Dee Brown

Sterling Innovation, 2009


The Fetterman Massacre (Formerly Ft. Phil Kearny: An American Saga
Dee Brown

University Of Nebraska, 1984


The Galvanized Yankees
Dee Brown

University of Nebraska Press, 1986

Here is the fascinating and little-known story of the Galvanized Yankees, who stood watch over a nation that they had once sought to destroy. They were Confederate soldiers who were recruited from Union prison camps in the North to serve in the West. On the condition they would not be sent south to fight their former comrades, they exchanged gray for blue uniforms. From 1864 to 1866 six regiments of Galvanized Yankees fought Indians, escorted ...


Grierson's Raid

Open Road Media, 2012

Dee Brown’s history of the incredible Civil War raid that led to the Siege of Vicksburg For two weeks in the spring of 1862, Colonel Benjamin Grierson and 1,700 Union cavalry troopers conducted a raid from Tennessee to Louisiana. It was intended to divert Confederate attention from Ulysses S. Grant’s army crossing the Mississippi River, a maneuver that would set the stage for the Siege of Vicksburg. Led by a former music teacher whose ...



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