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Indian Boyhood

Charles Alexander Eastman

Book Overview: 

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. Charles Eastman, born in 1858 in Minnesota, spent his childhood first in the forests of the land of lakes and later in the wide-open prairies of the Dakota territory. He describes his comprehensive training in woodcraft, horsemanship, and hunting, and retells many stories from his elders that were so important in conveying his tribe's oral traditions. Eastman does not minimize the ever-present danger that children experienced in such an upbringing, but he also does not lose his sense of the fun and excitement of it all. Listeners will probably wish they could similarly jump on their pony and gallop across the wild and free prairie like the young Ohiyesa.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .But the one all-important event of the occasion was the lacrosse game, for which it had been customary to select those two bands which could boast the greater number of fast runners.

The Wahpetonwan village on the banks of the Minnesota river was alive with the newly-arrived guests and the preparations for the coming event. Meat of wild game had been put away with much care during the previous fall in anticipation of this feast. There was wild rice and the choicest of dried venison that had been kept all winter, as well as freshly dug turnips, ripe berries and an abundance of fresh meat.

Along the edge of the woods the teepees were pitched in groups or semi-circles, each band distinct from the others. The teepee of Mankato or Blue Earth was pitched in a conspicuous spot. Just over the entrance was painted in red and yellow a picture of a pipe, and directly opposite this the rising sun. The painting was symbolic of welcome and good will to men under t. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I wanted to read this book after watching a movie about Eastman's life. I hope to read more of his writings.

This was a very interesting book. Sometimes Eastman seemed harsh in his description of his own people, but he was raised to be a warrior, and then later to be an American, so perhaps his use of language makes sense in this context, and probably his writing would not have been considered insensitive

Aylar öncesinde sahafta dolaşırken Kızılderilinin Çocukluğu kitabı gözüme çarpmıştı ve yayımlanmış ilk Kızılderili otobiyografilerinden olduğunu öğrenince alıp okumaya karar vermiştim. Kısa sayılabilecek bir otobiyografi, Ohiyesa (Galip) adındaki Charles Eastman'ın çocukluk dönemine ilişkin anıların

3.5 stars

Reading this book is like being in another world from a different time. The illustrations in the book are of varying quality and seem to be done by different artists.

Genre: Biography, Autobiography, Juvenile Literature
Written by Charles Eastman a.k.a. Ohiyesa (Santee Dakota), adapted by Michael Oren Fitzgerald (member of Crow tribe), and illustrated by Heidi M. Rasch.

This book entails a simple story about what it's like to live the Indian boyhood life. The story

This is a first-hand experience story written many years ago by a Sioux Indian, Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman, his white man's world name) recounting his boyhood as he was raised in the traditional Sioux Indian way. It is fascinating to learn how this child grew thoroughly immersed in the India

An Indian Boyhood Revisited

In 1902, Charles Eastman, or Ohiyessa, wrote an account, "Indian Boyhood" of his Dakota Sioux childhood. Eastman (1858 -- 1939) lived a remarkable life in two cultures. Up to the age of 15, he was raised in the Sioux culture he described in "Indian Boyhood". Eastman went o

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