The Soul of an Indian

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9781528718028 - The Soul of an Indian - Charles Alexander Eastman
9781528718028 - The Soul of an Indian - Charles Alexander Eastman
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The Soul of an Indian

An Interpretation

Eastman’s attempt to examine and explain Native American history and spirituality as it was before European settlement. Charles Alexander Eastman 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.

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Charles Alexander Eastman (1858–1939) was a Santee Dakota writer, physician, lecturer, and reformer. Educated at Boston University, he 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. First published in 1911, “The Soul of an Indian – An Interpretation” represents Eastman’s attempt to examine and explain Native American history and spirituality as it was before European settlement. Contents include: “The Great Mystery”, “The Family Altar”, “Ceremonial and Symbolic Worship”, “Barbarism and the Moral Code”, “The Unwritten Scriptures”, and “On the Border-Land of Spirits”. Read & Co. Books is proudly republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with Eastman’s essay “The Sioux Mythology”.

Book Details

Author

Charles Alexander Eastman

Imprint

Read & Co. History

ISBN

9781528718028, 9781528791151

Formats Available

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Pages

68

Publication Date

31 July 2020

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in