Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

by Dee Brown. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, $10.95. By collecting the scattered, frequently obscure accounts left by Indians and fitting them into an approximate order of time and place, Mr. Brown has tried to describe the settlement of the West as the Indians saw it. The story is inevitably disjointed, sometimes hopelessly confusing despite the author’s inclusion of brief chapter headings explaining what the U.S. government was really up to, and always no picture to be proud of. But it is generally interesting and at times, when Mr. Brown can quote directly from Indian speakers, painfully eloquent.