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Great American Indian Stories (1940)



Great American Indian Stories

(1940)

Adventure / Western

Written by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)

Narrated by Michael Scott

Charles Eastman, himself a Native American Indian, wrote the stories based on biographies, histories, and dramatizations of the lives of American Indians as they struggled to survive, coping with nature and with 'the white man' migrating to settle the American West.

The lives of the American Indian, as written by Charles Eastman, come to life as they wrestle with the intrusion of the âWhite Manâ and their own survival.

You will enjoy this glimpse into the Old West from the perspective of the 19th Century American Indian.

The Grave of the Dog

The Famine

The Chief Soldier

The Singing Spirit

The White Manâs Errand

The Madness of Bald Eagle

Charles Eastman is a unique figure in American literature, thought, and life. Charles Eastman was born Ohiyesa, into the Sioux tribe and lived in the ancient, nomadic way that his ancestors had lived for centuries, free of reservations and the dominant society that was encroaching everywhere.

By the end of his life, he had become a certified MD, had published many successful books read all around the world, had helped establish the Boy Scouts, had worked ceaselessly to promote the well being of American Indian tribes, and had been perhaps the most important force in interpreting for the general public the spiritual depth and greatness of the American Indian tradition, then disappearing rapidly.




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