Charles Alexander Eastman

Books by This Author

Indian Boyhood

Age Level: 14-16

Eastman (1858-1939) grew up in a traditional Santee environment, which he describes in this, his first book. Called Hakadah ("pitiful last") at birth, he was given the name Ohiyesa, Winner, after playing a key role in an important lacrosse victory. Indian Boyhood, "an imperfect record of my boyish impressions and experiences up to the age of fifteen years," ends with the return of Ohiyesa's father who had been presumed dead for many years but was actually serving time in prison, where he had converted to Christianity. — Oyate

Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

Age Level: 9-12

This collection provides biographical sketches of 15 great Indian leaders, most Sioux; tracing their historical importance to both white and Native peoples. While students may turn to this for supplemental reading, many an adult will find this a fine refresher course on key Native leaders. — Midwest Book Review