Charles Alexander Eastman (1858–1939) was a Santee Dakota writer, physician, lecturer, and reformer. Educated at Boston University, be became one of the leading authors and speakers on Sioux history and American Indian affairs. He is the first Native American author to write history from a Native American viewpoint and also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. “From the Deep Woods to Civilization – Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian” chronicles Eastman’s departure from his reservation at the age of fifteen to study at Boston University, his involvement with the Wounded Knee massacre, and of his time spent in various governmental jobs in Washington, D.C.. A fascinating biography not to be missed by those with an interest in the astonishing life and work of Charles Alexander Eastman. Contents include: “The Way Opens”, “My First School Days”, “On The White Man’s Trail”, “College Life in the West”, “College Life in the East”, “A Doctor Among the Indians”, “The Ghost Dance War”, “War with the Politicians”, “Civilization as Preached and Practised”, “At the Nation’s Capital”, etc., Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic autobiography now in a new edition complete with Eastman’s essay “The Sioux Mythology”.