Soul of the Indian

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Raised among the Sioux until the age of 15, Charles Alexander Eastman (1858–1939) was educated at Dartmouth and Boston University medical school. His extensive experience of both Native American and outside cultures makes Eastman ideally suited to interpret them for each other, and in The Soul of the Indian, he defines American Indian religious life as it existed before contact with external influences. Rather than a scientific treatise, Eastman has written a book, "as true as I can make it to my childhood ...
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Raised among the Sioux until the age of 15, Charles Alexander Eastman (1858–1939) was educated at Dartmouth and Boston University medical school. His extensive experience of both Native American and outside cultures makes Eastman ideally suited to interpret them for each other, and in The Soul of the Indian, he defines American Indian religious life as it existed before contact with external influences. Rather than a scientific treatise, Eastman has written a book, "as true as I can make it to my childhood teaching and ancestral ideals, but from the human, not the ethnological standpoint." His discussions of the forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world emphasize the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486430898
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/2/2003
  • Series: Native American Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 376,865
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Great Mystery 1
II. The Family Altar 7
III. Ceremonial and Symbolic Worship 14
IV. Barbarism and the Moral Code 23
V. The Unwritten Scriptures 31
VI. On the Border-land of Spirits 39
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  • Posted December 31, 2008

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    Great insight into the Native American Soul

    This was my first look into discovering the unadulterated Native American identity. It's words are very insightful and have stayed with me since the first time I read it 11 years ago. I absolutely love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    Its a persuasive truth

    This is one of those books that can make a dedicated reader question many things that are considered standard. Its gives great insight into the minds and ways of native americans. from spirits to christ this books hits it all. I really enjoyed the part of the book that focuses on the ways of the white man. Overall it is a good read, and will make you think.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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