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...

4.22 avg rating — 49,801 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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Creek Mary's Blood

4.19 avg rating — 789 ratings — published 1980 — 16 editions
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American West

3.93 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 1994 — 12 editions
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The Gentle Tamers: Women of...

3.75 avg rating — 422 ratings — published 1958 — 12 editions
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Hear That Lonesome Whistle ...

3.90 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1977 — 17 editions
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The Fetterman Massacre

4.20 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 1962 — 10 editions
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Grierson's Raid: A Cavalry ...

4.38 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Wondrous Times on the Frontier

3.74 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Saga of the Sioux: An Adapt...

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Showdown at Little Big Horn

3.93 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1964 — 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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Addendum: Since we only usually get about 11 or so votes each time, I'm going to close this poll and put up a tie-breaker poll for Unbroken and The Ancestor's Tale.

September is now officially a non-fiction month for genre so it's time to vote for our September read. Last day to vote will be Saturday, August 9. (Non-Fiction will no longer be present in our regular monthly genre polls)

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Starvation Heights Starvation Heights A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen Gregg Olsen
 
  1 vote, 10.0%

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen Harriet Reisen
 
  1 vote, 10.0%

Poe: A Life Cut Short Poe A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd
 
  1 vote, 10.0%

Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder Blood Work A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker Holly Tucker
 
  1 vote, 10.0%

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown Dee Brown
 
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