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Charles Alexander Eastman (first named Ohiyesa) (February 19, 1858 - January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. He is considered the first Native American author to write American history from the native point of view. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (February 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605068276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605068275
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,339,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. StClair on May 22, 2011
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I highly recommend this very informative little book to anyone wanting to learn the truth of what the native people of the Americas were like before the invasion of Europeans. Clearly and concisely written. A wonderful addition to your library of information on Native American Indians.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JazzFeathers on July 2, 2012
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This is a little book, but so involving and so inspiring.

Ohiyesa speaks of his own childhood, of his own life, of the believes and values he grew by, and he does it in a very simple, almost candid way. He doesn't use philosophy, although you may find yourself considering philosophical aspects of life while reading this. He just says what it was taught to him, and why it is valuable to him, with regard to life, to the way people should treat people and the other beings sharing this world, and the world itself.

He does speak about misunderstanding regarding his people and especially their more profound believes, but never in a polemical way.

It's really as if he were saying: "This is what I was handed down by people who came before me. This is why it's important and valuable to me. I'm handing it down to you. You're free to receive it, if you think it's worthy."

It's as simple as this.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Ohio Girasol on October 24, 2007
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This book outlines the Lakota spirituality before the "white man" came. Excellent read although it puts some of it in a rose-colored light.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on June 16, 2011
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Charles Eastman was my great uncle so I am a little biased in my opinion. It was great to read of his experiences and to learn a little about my ancestors.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sadee on March 21, 2012
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One of the few truly accurate depictions of the Old Ways before Euro influences were introduced. All cultures evolve and this book provides an intimate view of the process as it relates to the American Indian.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Nelson on September 3, 2009
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This book will give you information about the way Indian's feel and think. Great Book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By upstairsjim on January 18, 2013
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I've now read four Eastman books and this one rates the same as the other three...exceptional. Eastman grew up on a reservation until his teenage years when his father began to teach him the ways of the white man. He became a well educated man who continued his work as a doctor and writer, helping his own race improve.

He is an excellent writer who speaks from first hand knowledge of the native American race. There is a nice biography of Eastman in his book The Indian To-day The Past and Future....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ed Louton on December 31, 2012
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Charles A. Eastman's book, "The Soul of the Indian," is an extremely valuable insight into the Native American world view, especially since he was a Sioux Indian himself. This book is valuable for anyone who will be involved with people of other cultures. It is a caution to take the time and effort to learn the other man's culture and world view in order to communicate meaningfully. While Eastman was fully conversant with both Indian an American culture it is doubtful that he ever found an American counterpart who knew and respected his Indian culture and without placing it in judgement. Therefore, as Eastman grew older he was inexorably drawn back to his original Indian world view and values, being increasingly disappointed with American culture and values. He attempted to reconcile his Indian culture and world view with biblical values and teaching. However, I think this attempt was not successful. One is left with deep respect for Eastman and sadness for the tragedy of the Native American.
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