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From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian

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Laura Victoria

3 Hours 47 Minutes


January 2015

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From the Deep Woods to Civilization is the sequel to Indian Boyhood. Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) gives his account of what it was like to transition from the ways of his Inidan life to that of the white man. His father, long thought dead, had converted to Christianity and wished the same for his son as well as receiving education in the white man's school. At the age of 15, Ohiyesa must learn to balance the old familiar life of the American Indian with that of the new in the world of the white man, one of his first acts being the cutting of his long hair and attending school. It also chronicles his life of college to becoming a doctor at Pine Ridge in South Dakota, his marriage to Elaine Goodale, and his involvement in politics, the YMCA, and Boy Scouts of America. ( Laura Victoria)

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  • Brian L

    Love the wording the author uses. Excellent command of the English language

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  • Anonymous

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the perspective of assimilation and white society. Would have much preferred a different narrator.

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  • Naomi T.

    An interesting read but, man, so sad too to see so much internalized racism and negativity towards Native Americans by a Native American. Fascinating to hear his critics of white people and white Christians that still hold true today a hundred years later.

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  • Anonymous

    Very interesting

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  • Patricia B.

    This is a excellent reading. I enjoyed and have respected stories. Great voice.

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