Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – An Indian History of the American West - Dee Brown 1970 - Holt, New York - First Edition A rather scarce first edition, first printing of the book, in first state dust jacket.

Dee Brown’s powerful, eloquent, and meticulously documented account of the mistreatment and displacement suffered by native Americans at the hands of American expansionism during the nineteenth century. Brown used first-hand accounts of Dakota, Ute, Sioux, and Cheyenne tribe members, as well as autobiographies and council records, to narrate the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that left the native American people demoralised and decimated, dramatically changing the perspective of the history of the American West.

Illustrated with forty-nine black-and-white photographs.
  The book was adapted into a HBO telemovie in 2007, directed by Yves Simoneau and starring Aiden Quinn.

Dorris Alexander Brown (1908-2002), who from early in his life preferred to be called Dee, was born in Alberta, Louisiana. Regaled by his grandmother with stories of Davy Crockett, whom his grandfather knew, he had read Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain by the time he entered the first grade. After graduating from high school, he worked as a printer and reporter in Arkansas, and later as a librarian, a role in which he would remain employed until his retirement in 1972. He wrote numerous books of both non-fiction and fiction, though he maintained that non-fiction was always his preferred genre.

Provenance: Nanci C. Graham with her name in ink to front pastedown, dated April 1971.

References: Martin, ‘
Dee Brown: Author Who Revised Image of West’ The New York Times 2002. www.imdb.com. www.macmillan.com.

pp. xvii 487 [1]. Dust jacket price clipped, with ‘0171’ to lower corner of front flap, indicating first state (these numbers removed for second state dust jacket).
  Condition: Finewn, in near fine price-clipped dust jacket, minor fading to spine, and 2cm closed tear to bottom front panel.   Ref: 106461   Price: HK$ 3,500