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Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) , 1858-1939

Sioux

Charles Eastman was born in 1858 on the Santee Reservation near Redwood Falls, Minnesota and died in 1939. He earned a M.D. degree at Boston University, 1890, and a month after graduating from medical school treated the injuries of survivors of Wounded Knee. He was a strong advocate for Native American causes and worked to set up YMCA units for Indians across the country. He spent much of his life trying to reconcile the opposing values and beliefs of white society and Sioux culture.

Awards and Honors

Indian Achievement Award, 1933

 

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Online resources by or about Charles Eastman:

The Claiming of Christ: Native American Postcolonial Discourses
Author: Irene S. Vernon
Type: authorbio
Description: This critical essay from the Summer, 1999 issue of MELUS looks at the relationship between Native American writers (including Apess, Goodbird and Eastman) and Christianity.
URL: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m2278/2_24/59211508/print.jhtml

Dr. Charles A. Eastman
Author: Paula Giese
Type: authorbio
Description: Biography of Dr. Charles A. Eastman with bibliography.
URL: http://www.kstrom.net/isk/stories/authors/eastman.html

Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman, Full Text
Author: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
Type: etext
Description: Full text of Charles Eastman's Indian Boyhood, available online in twelve chapter files
URL: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/cgibin/toccer?id=EasIndi&tag=public&images=images/modeng&data=/lv1/Archive/eng-parsed&part=0

Old Indian Days by Charles Eastman, Full-Text
Author: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
Type: etext
Description: Full text version of Old Indian Days by Charles Eastman, available in 15 chapter files.
URL: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/cgibin/toccer?id=EasDays&tag=public&images=images/modeng&data=/lv1/Archive/eng-parsed&part=0

The Soul of the Indian
Author: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
Type: etext
Description: Full text version of Charles Eastman's The Soul of the Indian, available in 6 chapter files.
URL: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/cgibin/toccer?id=EasSoul&tag=public&images=images/modeng&data=/lv1/Archive/eng-parsed&part=0

Books by Charles Eastman:

Eastman, Charles. From the deep woods to civilization : chapters in the autobiography of an Indian
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1977.
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0803209363 (hc) 0803258739 (pbk.)

Eastman, Charles. Indian boyhood
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1991.
Genre: Biography
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0803267193

Eastman, Charles. Indian heroes and great chieftains
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1991.
Genre: Biography
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0803267207

Eastman, Charles. Indian scout talks : a guide for boy scouts and camp fire girls
Boston : Little, Brown, 1918.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages

Eastman, Charles. The Indian to-day; the past and future of the first American
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page & company, 1915.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Eastman, Charles. Lorado Taft's Indian statue "Black Hawk " an account of the unveiling ceremonies...
1912.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Eastman, Charles. Old Indian days
New York : The McClure company, 1907.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Adult

Eastman, Charles. Red hunters and the animal people
New York : Harper & Brothers, 1904.
Genre: Short Stories / Folklore
Audience: All Ages

Eastman, Charles. The soul of an Indian and other writings from Ohiyesa
San Rafael, CA : New World Library, 1993.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 1880032236

Eastman, Charles. Wigwam Evenings : Sioux Folk Tales Retold
Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1916.
Genre: Folklore


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