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Indian boyhood

Charles Alexander Eastman

Indian boyhood

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Published by Corner House in Williamstown, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eastman, Charles Alexander, -- 1858-1939 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Eastman, Charles Alexander, -- 1858-1939.,
  • Indians of North America -- Social life and customs.,
  • Santee Indians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Indian children -- North America -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Santee Indians -- Biography.,
  • Indians of North America -- Biography.

  • About the Edition

    A full-blooded Santee Sioux Indian describes his childhood experiences and training as a warrior in the late nineteenth century until he was taken to live in the white man"s world at age fifteen.

    Edition Notes

    Reprint of the 1902 ed. published by McClure, Phillips & Co.

    Statementby Charles A. Eastman, with illustrations by E. L. Blumenschein.
    GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
    ContributionsBlumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 289 p.
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16061737M
    ISBN 100879280662

    Although the rumor was said to have been untrue, the couple did not reconcile. He cared for Indians after the Wounded Knee massacre. He spent the warmer months there, enjoying the solitude, and spent the winters with his son in Detroit. This book also helped me understand many of the things Dr.

    I certainly hope This autobiographical book, written for children, simply and somewhat nostalgically describes what it was like to be a Lakota child in the s. This idea was not gained entirely from my own observation, but also from a knowledge of the high regard in which she was held by other wo- men. It is suggested that you print the page at a dpi setting, if possible. In savage warfare, a young man must, of course, be an athlete and used to undergoing all sorts of privations. In times of famine, the adults often denied themselves in order to make the food last as long as possible for the children, who were not able to bear hunger as well as the old.

    She offered to keep me until I died, and then she would put me in my mother's grave. This rule was not invariable, how- ever, for if there should be any callers, it was Indian etiquette to offer either tobacco or food, or both. Just over the entrance was painted in red and yel- low a picture of a pipe, and directly opposite this the rising sun. Aryan: Often, parents choose names by the characteristics they would like to see in their tiny tot. I like that the book opens with pictures of the author in traditional Indian clothes as well as his white man's world clothes. We found this hut partially filled with the snows of winter and the withered leaves of the preceding autumn, and it must be cleared for our use.


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Indian boyhood book

They never divorced or publicly acknowledged the separation. The animals are regarded as his friends, and spoken of almost as tribes of people, or as his cousins, grandfathers and grandmothers. Between andEastman established 32 Indian groups of YMCAand established leadership programs and outdoor youth camps.

She did this with an object in view. This was commissioned through the Department of Interior and conducted by the Brookings Institutionresulting in the groundbreaking Meriam Report I could not be persuaded to ride in that wagon again and was glad when we finally left it beside the Missouri river.

Now all of the minor events and feasts, occupy- ing several days' time, had been observed. My grandmother did not confine herself to canoe-making. The idea was that a warrior had come to camp, and the other chil- dren must display some act of hardihood.

The soup was for the old men. This will seem mys- terious to my readers, but is easily explained by the Indian superstition, which holds that such an offense as we had committed is invariably punished by the accidental cutting of some one of the family.

This is a mistake. Army of Ohiyesa's father and brothers, [and] the incursion of the railroads. He must also be a skillful hunter. For instance, when- ever a train of dogs had been travelling for a long time, almost perishing with the heat and their heavy loads, a glimpse of water would cause them to forget all their responsibilities.

It is wonderful that any children grew up through all the exposures and hardships that we suffered in those days! In hunting songs, the leading animals are intro- duced; they come to the boy to offer their bodies for the sustenance of his tribe.

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The ball had not been allowed to come to the surface since it reached this point, for there were more than a hundred men who scrambled for it. In the following two decades, he wrote ten more books, most concerned with his Native American culture.

Re- member that a moose stays in swampy or low land or between high mountains near a spring or lake, for thirty to sixty days at a time. She offered to keep me until I died, and then she would put me in my mother's grave. Every event had been a success; and, as a matter of course, the old people were happy, for they largely profited by these occasions.

For a time, a hundred lacrosse sticks vied with each other, and the wrig- gling human flesh and paint were all one could see through the cloud of dust.This first-hand reminiscence chronicles the first 15 years in life of a native Santee Sioux Indian in midth century: childhood memories, training in the hunt, woodlore, religious practices, work of the medicine men, games, initiation rites, and more.

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Eastman also includes family and tribal legends of adventure, bravery, and nature. 13 illustrations. Indian Boyhood is a lively and appealing first-person recounting of the life of a Sioux child in the last days of the tribe's "wild" life in the 19th century, before they succumbed to fences, boundaries, and other constrictions of civilization.

"Indian Boyhood" is Eastman's first-hand reminiscence of the life he led until he was fifteen with the nomadic Sioux. Left motherless at birth, he tells how his grandmother saved him from relatives who offered to care for him "until he died." It was that grandmother who sang him the traditional Indian lullabies which are meant to cultivate bravery in all male babies, who taught him not to cry 4/5(1).

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Indian boyhood by Eastman, Charles Alexander, Publication date Topics Dakota Indians, Indian children Publisher Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Brigham Young UniversityPages: