Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

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Digital Scanning Inc, May 1, 2001 - History - 272 pages
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INDIAN HEROES AND GREAT CHIEFTAINS presents intriguing biographical sketches of 15 great Native American leaders, mostly Sioux, including portraits of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Spotted Tail. Charles Eastman traces their historical importance to both the white man and Native people.
 

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RED CLOUD
1
SPOTTED TAIL
23
LITTLE CROW
42
TAMAHAY
56
GALL
68
CRAZY HORSE
83
SITTING BULL
107
RAININTHEFACE
132
TWO STRIKE
152
AMERICAN HORSE
165
DULL KNIFE
179
ROMAN NOSE
189
CHIEF JOSEPH
194
LITTLE WOLF
213
HOLEINTHEDAY
225
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About the author (2001)

 Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) was born in 1858 of Dakota (Minnesota Sioux) parents on the Santee Reservation near Redwood Falls, Minnesota.  After his mother died and his father was captured during the “Minnesota Sioux Uprising”, his grandparents raised Eastman.  His father found him when Charles was 15 years old and he began school.  Graduating from Dartmouth in 1887 he continued on and got his MD from Boston University. 

After graduating he got a job at the Pine Ridge Agency treating the injuries sustained by the 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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