What is the major message of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee?
The book expresses details of the history of American expansionism from a point of view that is critical of its effects on the Native Americans. Brown describes Native Americans’ displacement through forced relocations and years of warfare waged by the United States federal government.
What was the biggest killer of the Sioux on the reservation?
What was the biggest killer of the Sioux on the reservation? Illness and disease, such as measles, influenza, and whooping cough. Other causes were drought and hunger, but it was mainly illness.
What was the purpose of the dance of the spirits in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee?
According to the teachings of the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka (renamed Jack Wilson), proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with spirits of the dead, bring the spirits to fight on their behalf, end American westward expansion, and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to Native American peoples