The Essential Charles Eastman Ohiyesa

Author: Charles Alexander Eastman
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1933316330
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"This revised and updated edition combines the most important writings of Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), who was the first American Indian medical doctor (the physician at Wounded Knee) as well as the co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Born in 1858, his writings are unique because he was the only great American Indian author who was actually raised to young adulthood in the traditional nomadic life of the pre-reservation era. At the 1933 World's Fair, he was presented with a special medal honoring the most distinguished achievements by an American Indian."--BOOK JACKET.

From The Deep Woods To Civilization

Author: Charles A. Eastman
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781428644434
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Indian Boyhood

Author: Charles Alexander Eastman
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"Indian Boyhood" (1902) was the literary debut of Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), a Santee Sioux whose eleven books aimed at bringing whites and Indians closer together. The favorable reception of the autobiographical Indian Boyhood would lead him to write such classic works as "Old Indian Days" (1907), "Wig warn Evenings: Sioux Folk Tales Retold" (with Elaine Goodale Eastman, 1909), "The Soul of the Indian" (1911), "From the Deep Woods to Civilization" (1916), and "Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains" (1918), all reprinted as Bison Books. At the beginning of "Indian Boyhood" Eastman recalls the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota that sent his family into exile in Canada. He describes his childhood there, which ended when his father, who had been presumed dead, appeared to take him back to the United States. An Indian boy's training, child-hood games, harvesting and feasts, legends told around a campfire--Eastman relates all aspects of the rich traditional life of the Santee Sioux, which had already passed away by the time this book was published.

Living In Two Worlds

Author: Charles Alexander Eastman
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1933316764
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The importance of Eastman's life story was reiterated for a new generation when the 2007 HBO film entitled Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee used Eastman, played by Adam Beach, as its leading hero. This book presents an account of the American Indian experience as seen through the eyes of the author.

The Real All Americans

Author: Sally Jenkins
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0767926242
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Offers an inspirational portrait of the Native American football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a championship squad that included the legendary Jim Thorpe and that defeated its Ivy League opponents, in a history that is set against a backdrop of the early days of football and the rise and fall of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Soul Of The Indian

Author: Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138232
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The author discusses forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world, emphasizing the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.

The Plains Sioux And U S Colonialism From Lewis And Clark To Wounded Knee

Author: Jeffrey Ostler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521605908
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This volume, first published in 2004, presents an overview of the history of the Plains Sioux as they became increasingly subject to the power of the United States in the 1800s. Many aspects of this story - the Oregon Trail, military clashes, the deaths of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, and the Ghost Dance - are well-known. Besides providing fresh insights into familiar events, the book offers an in-depth look at many lesser-known facets of Sioux history and culture. Drawing on theories of colonialism, the book shows how the Sioux creatively responded to the challenges of US expansion and domination, while at the same time revealing how US power increasingly limited the autonomy of Sioux communities as the century came to a close. The concluding chapters of the book offer a compelling reinterpretation of the events that led to the Wounded Knee massacre of December 29, 1890.

The Cherokee Nation And The Trail Of Tears

Author: Theda Perdue
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670031504
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Documents the 1830s policy shift of the U.S. government through which it discontinued efforts to assimilate Native Americans in favor of forcibly relocating them west of the Mississippi, in an account that traces the decision's specific effect on the Cherokee Nation, U.S.-Indian relations, and contemporary society.

Crazy Horse

Author: Kingsley M. Bray
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806183748
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Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched by any of his peers, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety. Kingsley M. Bray has plumbed interviews of Crazy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted modern Lakotas to fill in vital details of Crazy Horse’s inner and public life. Bray places Crazy Horse within the rich context of the nineteenth-century Lakota world. He reassesses the war chief’s achievements in numerous battles and retraces the tragic sequence of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that led to his death. Bray also explores the private tragedies that marred Crazy Horse’s childhood and the network of relationships that shaped his adult life. To this day, Crazy Horse remains a compelling symbol of resistance for modern Lakotas. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a singular achievement, scholarly and authoritative, offering a complete portrait of the man and a fuller understanding of his place in American Indian and United States history.