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Wounded Knee, restored spirit

For the reading public, Pairat Saensawat brings to account an ugly truth: how the West was really won

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Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee may not ring the bell too loud in this century, but in the previous, it was a seminal read for Baby Boomers and liberals in many parts of the world. First published in the US in 1970, the book was a best-seller throughout 1971, and although it was written over 40 years ago, the words Brown penned, according to its Thai translator, are still strikingly relevant to the Obama-era of today. 

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee tells the Native Americans' side of the story: how they endured betrayals and injustices from the American government during the early years of nation-founding. The book covers 30 years worth of history, from 1860 to1890, where the tensions between different tribes and the US federal government intensified and finally exploded at the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890 when the killing of unarmed Sioux Indians took place.

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