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From the Deep Woods to Civilization
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date August 22, 2003
Pages 128
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486430881
ISBN-10 048643088X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $7.95
Summaries and Reviews
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"Has a many-sided appeal …. This stimulating book is one of the few that really deserve the over-worked term, a human document." — Publishers Weekly.
In the first of his memoirs, the popular Indian Boyhood, Charles Alexander Eastman recounted his traditional upbringing among the Santee Sioux. From the Deep Woods to Civilization resumes his story, recounting his abrupt departure from tribal life at age 15 to pursue his education among whites — a path that led him to certification as a medical doctor, the publication of many successful books, and a lifetime of tireless efforts to benefit his native culture. Through his social work and his writings, Eastman became one of the best-known Indians of the early twentieth century and an important force in interpreting and relating the spiritual depth and greatness of the Native American traditions.
Eastman became a physician in hopes of serving the Native American community; he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Dartmouth in 1887 and a medical degree from Boston University in 1890. He began college just a few months after the Battle of Little Bighorn, and his first job as a physician at Pine Ridge Reservation coincided with the Ghost Dance uprisings that culminated in the U. S. Army's attack at Wounded Knee. The only doctor available to assist the massacre's victims, Eastman writes movingly of the event's appalling inhumanity and injustice. Afterward, he lobbied Capitol Hill on behalf of the Sioux and devoted the rest of his life, both in and out of government service, to helping Indians adapt to the white world while retaining the best of their own culture. His autobiography resonates with the impassioned thoughts and experiences of a profound contributor to the richness of American culture.


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Hardcover
Braille edition from William a Thomas Braille (February 1, 1992)
9781569560587 | details & prices | 11.75 × 11.75 × 2.50 in. | 3.60 lbs | List price $18.40
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Paperback
Book cover for 9780486430881 Book cover for 9781428644434
 
from Kessinger Pub Co (July 31, 2006)
9781428644434 | details & prices | 236 pages | List price $26.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
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from Dover Pubns (August 22, 2003)
9780486430881 | details & prices | 128 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.95
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