The soul of an Indian and other writings from Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman)

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New World Library, Aug 1, 1993 - Social Science - 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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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.

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Kent Nerburn has been widely praised as one of the few writers who can respectfully bridge the gap between native anditers who can respectfully bridge the gap between native and nonnative cultures. His book "Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forg nonnative cultures. His book "Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder" won the 1995 Minnesota Boootten Roads with an Indian Elder" won the 1995 Minnesota Book Award. k Award.

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