The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer audiobook

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

By David Treuer
Read by Tanis Parenteau

Penguin Audio
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    ISBN: 9780525626893

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIMEThe Washington Post, NPRHudson BooksellersThe New York Public LibraryThe Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping history—and counter-narrative—of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American history—as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee—has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear—and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence—the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction

New York Times bestseller

A Barack Obama Reading List Pick of Favorite Books of 2019

A Bustle Pick of 10 Best Nonfiction Books of January

A Midwest Indie Bestseller in Nonfiction

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Civil Rights and Liberties

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Among longlisted titles for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2020

Winner of Minnesota Book Award, 2020

Among shortlisted titles for National Book Award, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIMEThe Washington Post, NPRHudson BooksellersThe New York Public LibraryThe Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping history—and counter-narrative—of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American history—as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee—has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear—and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence—the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Presents a more nuanced and hopeful vision of the past and future of Native Americans.” Vanity Fair
“Highly readable...a welcome compendium of Indian voices and insights.” Newsday
“Sweeping, essential history...Treuer’s storytelling skills shine.” The Economist (London)
“Treuer’s fascinating and unconventional account of Native American history burns with a passionate sense of resiliency.”  Washington Post
“In a marvel of research and storytelling, an Ojibwe writer traces the dawning of a new resistance movement born of deep pride and a reverence for tradition.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another.” NPR
“Among the most important works of American cultural nonfiction in at least the last decade, maybe more.” The Missoulian (Montana)

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Reviews

by Ryan Paul Winn 5/15/2019
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Tribal College Journal Review Excerpt

This past January, decorated Ojibwe writer David Treuer published the best comprehensive text about the continuing history of Native American resilience, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present. Treuer vehemently opposes the practice of discussing Indian people and their culture as relics of the past, the mourning of which is what guides many texts, including Dee Brown’s 1970 bestseller Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Treuer does relay the trials and struggles of America’s first citizens in every region of the United States, but in all instances the accounts of injustice are coupled with evidence of individual and tribal persistence. The text is as candid about the sins of famed colonizers like Christopher Columbus and Andrew Jackson as it is about the failings of some tribal leaders, both within and beyond the Red Power movement. Yet in every instance this is a book that demands our attention. In the audiobook edition, reader Tanis Parenteau’s performance lends depth to Treuer’s interwoven interviews with contemporary Native ranchers, woodland gatherers, and ambassadors for healthy well-being in tribal communities. What’s made clear in this magnum opus is that despite numerous false narratives and perpetuated misconceptions, the pulsing heartbeat of Indian people endures throughout the American landscape.

Author

Author Bio: David Treuer

Author Bio: David Treuer

David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the award-winning author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. His acclaimed The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee was a New York Times bestseller, and his work The Translation of Dr Apelles was named a 2006 best book of the year by the Washington Post, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Time Out Chicago, and City Pages. He has won the Pushcart Prize and the Minnesota Book Award. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate, and the Washington Post, among others. He has a PhD degree in anthropology and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English