December 12, 2002
Noted author Dee Brown died at the age of ninety-four at his home in Little Rock (Pulaski County). He was born in Louisiana, but moved to Arkansas around age five; he spent the last decades of his life in Little Rock. Author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Brown was responsible in part for a changing view of the place of Native Americans in history. A memorial service was held at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System, which has a branch library in Little Rock named for Brown. His remains are interred in Urbana, Illinois.