The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

Native America From 1890 to the Present

Book - 2019
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In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Beginning with the tribes' devastating loss of land and the forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools, he shows how the period of greatest adversity also helped to incubate a unifying Native identity. He traces how conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of their self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. In addition, Treuer explores how advances in technology allowed burgeoning Indian populations across the continent to come together as never before, fostering a political force. Photographs, maps, and other visuals, from period advertisements to little-known historical photos, amplify the sense of accessing a fascinating and untold story. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is an essential, intimate history--and counter-narrative--of a resilient people in a transformative era.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2019]
Characteristics: 512 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781594633157 (hardcover)
1594633150 (hardcover)
Call Number: 970.1 TREUER

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