From Deep Woods to Civilization

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Digital Scanning, Incorporated, 2001 - History - 244 pages
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Annotation. Charles Eastman was born on the Santee Reservation in Minnesota in 1858. His grandparents raised him after his mother's death and his father's capture during the ?Minnesota Sioux Uprising?. FROM DEEP WOODS TO CIVILIZATION continues Eastman's captivating autobiographical work after Indian Boyhood, telling the story of his years during school and into his life as a doctor. One of the highest educated Indians of his time, through his social work and his writings he was one of the best-known Indians of the early 20th century.

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Charles Alexander Eastman (first named Ohiyesa) (February 19, 1858 - January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. He is considered the first Native American author to write American history from the native point of view.

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