The Soul of the Indian [NOOK Book]

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Charles Alexander Eastman (Born Ohiyesa 1858-1939) wrote "The Soul of the Indian" to examine the spiritual history of Native American's before European settlement in America. Born of Minnesota Sioux parents in South Dakota, Charles Eastman spent his life working with Natives and Europeans to bridge cultural divides. Born into and raised by a traditional Sioux family, Eastman developed a deep connection to the life of American Indians. Yet at the age of 15 Eastman's father persuaded him to adopt a European ...
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The Soul of the Indian

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Overview

Charles Alexander Eastman (Born Ohiyesa 1858-1939) wrote "The Soul of the Indian" to examine the spiritual history of Native American's before European settlement in America. Born of Minnesota Sioux parents in South Dakota, Charles Eastman spent his life working with Natives and Europeans to bridge cultural divides. Born into and raised by a traditional Sioux family, Eastman developed a deep connection to the life of American Indians. Yet at the age of 15 Eastman's father persuaded him to adopt a European lifestyle. Consequently he graduated from Dartmouth in 1887 and continued medical studies at Boston University. Becoming one of the most traditionally educated Native Americans in the country, Eastman began writing works exploring the changing identities of Native Americans in the early 20th century. In 1902 he published "Indian Boyhood." He followed with several books including "Old Indian Days", and "Indian Stories Retold." His 1911 work "The Soul of the Indian" vividly depicts Native spiritual and religious practices and beliefs, bringing their rich cultural origins to life. His career as a novelist led him into the sphere of political and cultural activism, making him an effective champion of Native American's rights. Eastman's lifelong work of mediation between two seemingly disparate cultures made him one of the most influential American Indians of his day. "The Soul of the Indian" is not to be missed by anyone interested in the diverse fabric of the American identity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596253292
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 4/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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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    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.

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