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Indian Boyhood: A True Story Of A Sioux Upbringing

ISBN-10: 1937786560
ISBN-13: 9781937786564
Author: Eastman, Charles Alexanderand Michael Oren Fitzgerald, Ed.
Illustrated by: Rasch, Heidi M.
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: National Book Network

Publication Date: June 2016

Copyright: 0

Page Count: 40

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JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

Indian Boyhood recalls Eastman?s earliest childhood memories. He was born in a buffalo hide tipi in western Minnesota, and raised in the traditional Dakota Sioux manner until he was fifteen years old. He was then transplanted into the "white man?s" world. Educated at Dartmouth College, he went on to become a medical doctor, renowned author, field secretary for the YMCA, and a spokesman for American Indians. Eastman was at Pine Ridge during the "Ghost Dance" rebellion of 1890-91, and he cared for the wounded Indians after the massacre at Wounded Knee. In 1910 he began his long association with the Boy Scouts of America, helping Ernest Thompson Seton establish the organization.
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