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Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing

Magazine article Multicultural Education

Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing

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Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing By Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) Adapted by Michael O. Fitzgerald Illustr. Heidi Rasch Wisdom Tales; ages 4-9

This colorfully illustrated book is based on a true tale of a Dakota Sioux boy growing up with his friends in the 1860s. Ohiyesa went to boarding school at 15, and took the English name of Charles Eastman. In 1902, as a literate, highly respected physician, he published a book about his early life, free and wild, learning the ancient ways of his prairie people. This book is based on those stories.

Added to the stories are sections about Ohiyesa's life and the history of his people and their interactions with the settlers who took their land and their customs away from them. He shares his memories of riding, hunting food, and fleeing to Canada. …

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