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The Hunter and The Woodpecker

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Indian Tales and Others

Indian Tales and Others

Wigwam Evenings: Sioux Folk Tales Retold

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Wigwam Evenings: Sioux Folk Tales Retold
Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa)and Elaine Goodale Eastman
Introduction by Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich
Illustrated by Edwin Willard Deming

"Charles Eastman, in collaboration with his wife, Elaine Goodale Eastman, has assembled in this collection a composite, condensed sampling of his tribe’s values, and presents them in a language that is at once direct and engaging. To say these allegories are ‘wise’ begs the question; they are the distilled conclusions of generations upon generations of Plains society and point to the essence of what it is to be a decent, thoughtful, respectable human being—a Sioux Tao told in prose a child of any culture, of any time, can comprehend."

Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) (1858-1939) was a mixed-blood Sioux who became one of the best-known Indians of his time. He earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth and a medical degree from Boston University. From his first appointment as a physician at Pine Ridge Agency; where he witnessed the events that culminated in the Wounded Knee massacre, he sought to bring understanding between Native and non-Native Americans. He wrote eleven books, some, such as Sister to the Sioux (also available as a Bison Book), in collaboration with Elaine Goodale Eastman.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Bison Books (September 1990)
  • Paperback: 253 pages

  • ISBN: 978-0-8032-6717-6
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