The Soul of an Indian and Other Writings from Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman)

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Kent Nerburn
New World Library, 1993 - Indian mythology - 66 pages
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Ohiyesa, a Dakota Indian also known as Charles Alexander Eastman, is one of America's most fascinating and overlooked individuals. Born in Minnesota in 1858, he obtained postgraduate degrees and advised U.S. presidents before returning to traditional living in native forests. This beautifully packaged reissue contains Ohiyesa's insights on spirit, the human experience, and white culture's impact on Native American culture.

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Good Book. History on Mr. Eastman is pretty remarkable. Through his life you can see how he could be so reflective about his life as a person of the Native American people. There are many lessons to ... Read full review

Contents

The Ways of the People
15
The Coming of the White Ways
49
Afterword
61
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Eastman graduated from Dartmouth in 1887 and continued on and got his MD from Boston Univeristy. After graduating he got a job at the Pine Ridge Agency treating the injuries of survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre. He spent the rest of his life helping Indian people cope with the changes to their world and trying to reconcile the opposing values and beliefs of white society and Sioux culture.

Kent Nerburn holds a PhD in both theology and art. He is an author, sculptor, and educator who has been involved in Native American issues and education. He developed and directed an award-winning oral history project on the Red Lake Ojibwe reservation in northern Minnesota. He has edited several books on Native American subjects including Native American Wisdom, The Wisdom of the Native Americans, and The Soul of an Indian. He is also the author of Letters to My Son, The Wolf at Twilight, Simple Truths: Clear and Gentle Guidance on the Big Issues of Life, Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life, and Ordinary Sacred: The Simple Beauty of Everyday Life. In 1995, Neither Wolf Nor Dog won the Minnesota Book Award.

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