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Dakota Philosopher Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought

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ISBN-10: 087351629X

ISBN-13: 9780873516297

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Martinez

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Charles Eastman straddled two worlds in his life and writing. The author ofIndian Boyhoodwas raised in the traditional way after the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. His father later persuaded him to study Christianity and attend medical school. But when Eastman served as a government doctor during the Wounded Knee massacre, he became disillusioned about Americans' capacity to live up to their own ideals. While Eastman's contemporaries viewed him as "a great American and a true philosopher," Indian scholars have long dismissed Eastman's work as assimilationist. Now, for the first time, his philosophy as manifested in his writing is examined in detail. David Martinez explores Eastman's views on the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface: Stranger in America: Eastman as Role Model
"The Greatest Sioux of the Century": Eastman and the Pursuit of an Indigenous Philosophy
The Traditions of Their Fathers: Eastman and Dakota Sacred History
From Enemies to Pan-Indian Allies: Eastman on Dakota-Ojibwe Relations
"For the Honor of the Race and the Good of the Country": Eastman and the Progressive Indian Agenda
Exile From Mnisota Makoce: Eastman and the 7862 U.S.-Dakota War
Epilogue: Return to Minnesota: Eastman's Legacy