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Writers notebook 2

Writers notebook 2

  Writer’s Notebook – In Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown contrasts notions of “noble savagery” and “manifest destiny.” Brown’s writing uses history as protest in this work and shocking irony, such as the banner in the church hanging amid the Christmas greenery at the close of the story, stating, “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.” Consider how such irony and depicting history as protest serves to illuminate the Native American’s struggle.