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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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

Polls

As you know, January is supposed to be one of our non-fiction months, but I forgot and put up a fiction poll instead. So we decided as a group to move non-fiction to February. Here is the poll of non-fiction titles. Please vote for your choice. The last day to vote will be Friday, January 16.

Starvation Heights Starvation Heights A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen Gregg Olsen
 
  2 votes, 25.0%

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen Harriet Reisen
 
  2 votes, 25.0%

Poe: A Life Cut Short Poe A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd
 
  2 votes, 25.0%

Blood Work Blood Work A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker Holly Tucker
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown Dee Brown
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

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