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Sister To The Sioux / The Memoirs Of Elaine Goodale Eastman 1885-91

Eastman, Elaine Goodale

Published by University of Nebraska; Lincoln; 1978/1978, 1978
ISBN 10: 0803209711 / ISBN 13: 9780803209718
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Title: Sister To The Sioux / The Memoirs Of Elaine ...

Publisher: University of Nebraska; Lincoln; 1978/1978

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition


; 175 pp.; DJ; F-/F-;_____ Memoirs of a school teacher on the Sioux reservations in South Dakota from 1885 to 1891._____Includes Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee._____Illustrated with archival photos._____There is a minor ripple to the top edge of the last third of the book._____In a lightly worn jacket. . [kwA_ ]. Bookseller Inventory # 10744

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Synopsis: "It was held a distinct adventure back in the demure 1880s for a properly brought-up New England girl to open a day school in a primitive Sioux village," Elaine Goodale Eastman recalled in later years. With boundless energy and dedication she had set out to teach the white man's ways to the Sioux. The Indian women called her "little sister" as she entered wholeheartedly into village activities.

She watched the emergence of the Ghost Dance religion, visited with Sitting Bull shortly before his death, and was at Pine Ridge during the last month of 1890?"a time of grim suspense." There she met her future husband, Dr. Charles Eastman, the agency physician and a mixed-blood Sioux. A short time later they shared in the heart-wrenching job of caring for the survivors of the Wounded Knee massacre.

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Kay Graber, editor emeritus at the University of Nebraska Press, is also editor of Standing Bear & the Ponca Chiefs (Nebraska 1995).

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