This book brings to light, and places front and center, possibly the most significant event in American history. That is, the genocide and displacement of the native inhabitants of what was, or would become, the United States of America, thus enabling the formation of the worlds most powerful republic. It is difficult to imagine how most readers, particularly those who are American citizens, would not have their personal perspective or opinion altered, in some small
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Ghost Dance will acquire a new lifelong meaning, which is probably as it should be. This captivating and heart wrenching book concludes with a final scene taking place shortly after the massacre at Wounded Knee. It is a cold December day in South Dakota. Dead and injured Indians are being laid to rest along the straw covered floor of an Episcopalian church. A banner over the pulpit reads, PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO MEN.