Friday, September 29, 2006
Bury My Heart
I am currently reading Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, and it is a heartbreaking account, from the American Indian's viewpoint, of the settler's merciless extermination of the Indians. Our own history, barely 150 years ago, contains attrocities committed by our ancestors that rival anything Hitler or Sadaam has ever done. Much of this book (our "Amercian history") is sickening to imagine. As William McPherson says on the back cover, "one wonders...who, indeed, were the savages."