Minnesota Historical Society

Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing

$ 17.95

Famed author and lecturer Charles Eastman or Ohiyesa (1858-1939) was raised in a traditional Dakota manner until age fifteen, when he entered Euro-American culture at his father's request. He spent the rest of his life moving between American Indian and white American worlds, achieving renown but never financial security. 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. 

This new book, "Indian Boyhood: The True Story Of A Sioux Upbringing" is an adaptation of Eastman's 1902 book for children. Michael Fittzgerald, the author of two books about Eastman among other works, arranged Eastman's story for young readers while Heidi Rasch, an artist who has been adopted into the Crow Tribe, prepared the illustrations. Charles Trimble, an author, member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and former Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians, wrote a short, elegant Foreword to the story. Age Range: 4 - 8+years, Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

By Charles Alexander Eastman (Author), Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Editor)

  • Format:Hardcover, 40 pages, 8.6 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Publisher: Wisdom Press (2016)
  • ISBN: 978-1937786564

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