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Wigwam Evenings was written in collaberation with his wife, Elaine Goddale Eastman. It is a condensed collection of the values of the Sioux Indians, presented in a style that is at once both direct and engaging. These allegories are the essence of the Sioux culture told in prose a child of any time or place can understand. A rich collection of wisdom.
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By Don on 09-04-09
A unique collection of Native American Stories
Mr. Eastman was about 16 years old when he was taken from his life with his Grandmother. He was forced to attend white Christen school, and eventually became a medical doctor. A recent movie ('Bury My Heart At Wounded Knew') was the story of his early life.
The part not shown in the movie was he and his wife left the US and lived in England for most of the rest of their lives. They wrote this collection of stories when he realized there were no other collections being published. He appears to be the only native to have remembered the stories from a time before the whites, and was able to write them down in English and get them published. The real value in these stories is they are the closest thing to the original left to us today, anything else is tainted by white influence.
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