The Essential Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa): Light on the Indian World
This revised and updated edition contains the most important writings of Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), the first Native American author to live simultaneously in both the traditional world of the Santee Sioux and the modern civilization of the white man. Dr. Eastman also attended the injured at the Battle of Wounded Knee. Ohiyesa's works represent a complete explanation of the philosophy and moral code of the Plains Indian. Ohiyesa's message speaks to every person who seeks a spiritual way in the midst of a society increasingly dominated by materialism and industrial technology. Sun Dance chief, James Trosper writes, It is a small miracle that these important spiritual teachings have been preserved for us. This new edition contains 10 sepia photographs from Eastman's life and a thought-provoking foreword by Raymond Wilson.
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The Great Mystery
The Family Altar
Ceremonial and Symbolic Worship
Barbarism and the Moral Code
The Unwritten Scriptures
On the Borderland of Spirits
The Indian Today
The Maidens Feast
Indian Life and Adventure
From the Deep Woods to Civilization
My First School Days
On the White Mans Trail
College Life in the West
College Life in the East
A Doctor Among the Indians
The How and the Why of the Indian Wars
The New Indian Policy
The Indian at Home
The Indian as a Citizen
The Indians Gifts to the Nation
An Indian Boys Training
My Plays and Playmates
Hakadahs First Offering
Evening in the Lodge
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Page 1 - Brother, we do not understand these things. We are told that your religion was given to your forefathers, and has been handed down from father to son. We also have a religion, which was given to our forefathers and has been handed down to us, their children.
Page xiii - I am an Indian; and while I have learned much from civilization, for which I am grateful, I have never lost my Indian sense of right and justice. I am for development and progress along social and spiritual lines, rather than those of commerce, nationalism, or efficiency. Nevertheless, so long as I live, I am an American.