Second Opinion Pop-Up

The Second Opinion Pop-Up group will discuss Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown (Owlet, $19.00) in March and for a second opinion, The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens (Vintage, $20.00) in April.

In Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Brown used council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions to allow chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was won, and lost. It tells a story that should not be forgotten, and so must be retold from time to time.  

In The Earth Is Weeping, Cozzens explores the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, giving us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace and explores the lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780805086843
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Owlet Paperbacks - May 15th, 2007

The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307948182
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 5th, 2017