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The heartbeat of Wounded Knee : native America from 1890 to the present / David Treuer.

Treuer, David (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: 512 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.
5 of 17 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 970.004 Treuer (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781594633157 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1594633150 (hardcover)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Prologue -- Part 1. Narrating the apocalypse: 10,000 BCE-1890 -- Part 2. Purgatory: 1890-1934 -- Part 3. Fighting life: 1918-1945 -- Part 4. Moving on up- termination and relocation: 1940-1970 -- Part 5. Becoming Indian: 1970-1990 -- Part 6. Boom city: tribal capitalism in the twenty-first century -- Part 7. Digital Indians: 1990-2017.
Summary: In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. 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 self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.
Citation: Treuer, David. "The heartbeat of Wounded Knee : native America from 1890 to the present." New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.
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