Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Dee Brown's 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.' It was recently chosen as one of the Library of Congress' 88 Books That Shaped America.
Here's what The New York Times said about the book in its obituary for the author, Dee Brown:
The book, which sold more than five million copies, told a grim, revisionist tale of the ruthless mistreatment and eventual displacement of the Indian by white conquerors from 1860 to 1890.
Some historians have since taken a more moderate view, but before Mr. Brown's portrayal of white beastliness and Indian saintliness entered the public consciousness, the history of Western conquest was usually told from a much more Eurocentric point of view, a perspective burnished by countless Hollywood movies.