Dee Brown





Dee Brown


Born
in Alberta, LA, The United States
February 28, 1908

Died
December 12, 2002

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Dorris Alexander “Dee” Brown (1908–2002) was a celebrated author of both fiction and nonfiction, whose classic study Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is widely credited with exposing the systematic destruction of American Indian tribes to a world audience. Brown was born in Louisiana and grew up in Arkansas. He worked as a reporter and a printer before enrolling at Arkansas State Teachers College, where he met his future wife, Sally Stroud. He later earned two degrees in library science, and worked as a librarian while beginning his career as a writer. He went on to research and write more than thirty books, often centered on frontier history or overlooked moments of the Civil War. Brown continued writing until his death in 2002.

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Kn...

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Creek Mary's Blood

4.17 avg rating — 600 ratings — published 1980 — 13 editions
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American West

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The Gentle Tamers: Women of...

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Hear That Lonesome Whistle ...

3.90 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1977 — 15 editions
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The Fetterman Massacre

4.17 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1970 — 7 editions
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Saga of the Sioux: An Adapt...

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Wondrous Times On The Frontier

3.75 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Showdown at Little Big Horn

3.98 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1964 — 5 editions
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The Way to Bright Star

3.50 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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More books by Dee Brown…
“Nothing lives long
Only the earth and mountains”
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

“They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.”
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

“To the Indians it seemed that these Europeans hated everything in nature - the living forests and their birds and beasts, the grassy grades, the water, the soil, the air itself.”
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

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