From the Deep Woods to Civilization

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In the first of his memoirs, the popular Dover book Indian Boyhood, Charles Alexander Eastman recounted his tribal upbringing among the Santee Sioux. From the Deep Woods to Civilization resumes his story, starting with his departure from the reservation at age 15 to receive his education among whites. Eastman became a physician with the intention of supporting the Native American community, and while working as a doctor for the Indian Health Service he cared for the victims of the U.S. Army's 1890 attack on ...
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In the first of his memoirs, the popular Dover book Indian Boyhood, Charles Alexander Eastman recounted his tribal upbringing among the Santee Sioux. From the Deep Woods to Civilization resumes his story, starting with his departure from the reservation at age 15 to receive his education among whites. Eastman became a physician with the intention of supporting the Native American community, and while working as a doctor for the Indian Health Service he cared for the victims of the U.S. Army's 1890 attack on Wounded Knee. Later that decade, Eastman moved to Washington, D.C., where he lobbied on behalf of the Santee Sioux and held a succession of government positions. This book, along with his other writings, offers a powerful testimonial by an American Indian on behalf of his native culture.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486430881
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/22/2003
  • Series: Native American Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 230,353
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Way Opens 1
II. My First School Days 9
III. On the White Man's Trail 18
IV. College Life in the West 30
V. College Life in the East 35
VI. A Doctor among the Indians 45
VII. The Ghost Dance War 55
VIII. War with the Politicians 67
IX. Civilization as Preached and Practised 78
X. At the Nation's Capital 85
XI. Back to the Woods 94
XII. The Soul of the White Man 103
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