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Charles A. Eastman Box Set: Indian Boyhood & Old Indian Days
Charles A. Eastman
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Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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Charles Alexander Eastman (1858 -1939), also known as “Ohiyesa”, was an author, physician, and lecturer of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American heritage. As a passionate advocate for the rights of American Indians, he took an active role in national politics. Indian Boyhood is a memoir that chronicles the first 15 years of his life with fascinating portrayals of Sioux culture, including training as a hunter and warrior, religious beliefs and practices, and the role of the medicine man.
Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939), an educated and well-known Sioux, saw both sides of the great divide between Indians and whites, and he wrote 11 books attempting to reconcile the two cultures. This book is his illumination of Indian spiritual beliefs and practices. A convert to Christianity, Eastman never lost his sense of the wholeness and beauty of the Indian's relation to his existence and to the natural world.
First published in 1907, Old Indian Days is a collection of stories about the Sioux of the Upper Midwest. Charles A. Eastman writes about the traditional life of his people, their culture, customs, family relations, and struggle for survival in stories like The Love of Antelope, The Madness of Bald Eagle, and The Singing Spirit.
Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939) was a Santee Dakota physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. Indian Boyhood (1902) is a recollection of Eastman's earliest childhood memories up to the age of 15. He describes the traditional ways in which the tribe governed itself - a police force, hunting and warrior scouts, and the tribal council. The book includes family and tribal legends of adventure, bravery, and nature that he heard in the lodge of the tribe historian.
From the pen of Santee Sioux, Charles Eastman, come these biographical portraits of Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Chief Joseph. Eastman's writings are truly invaluable and unique, as he is known to have been acquainted with the American Indian leaders about whom he wrote. A Santee Sioux, born in Red Falls, Minnesota, he was raised by his grandmother and uncle in Manitoba, Canada, where he learned Native American traditions and lore. As a teenager he returned to his father's family and attended mission schools and Beloit College.
Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939) was raised among the Sioux and decided to become a doctor in order to be of the greatest service to his people. He also became a distinguished writer and an interpreter of Native American life and customs. The Soul of the Indian is a rare eye-witness account of native religion with its ceremonial and symbolic worship, oral scriptures and view of the spirit world.
The lives of the American Indian, as written by Charles Eastman, come to life as they wrestle with the intrusion of the "White Man" and their own survival. You will enjoy this glimpse into the Old West from the perspective of the 19th Century American Indian. Volume One: "The Grave of the Dog", "The Famine", "The Chief Soldier". Volume Two: "The Singing Spirit", "The White Man's Errand", "The Madness of Bald Eagle".