Indian Boyhood

Charles Alexander EASTMAN (1858 - 1939)

Indian Boyhood is a lively and appealing first-person recounting of the life of a Sioux child in the last days of the tribe's "wild" life in the 19th century, before they succumbed to fences, boundaries, and other constrictions of civilization. Charles Eastman, born in 1858 in Minnesota, spent his childhood first in the forests of the land of lakes and later in the wide-open prairies of the Dakota territory. He describes his comprehensive training in woodcraft, horsemanship, and hunting, and retells many stories from his elders that were so important in conveying his tribe's oral traditions. Eastman does not minimize the ever-present danger that children experienced in such an upbringing, but he also does not lose his sense of the fun and excitement of it all. Listeners will probably wish they could similarly jump on their pony and gallop across the wild and free prairie like the young Ohiyesa.

Genre(s): Children's Non-fiction, Action & Adventure Fiction, Westerns

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part 1 Chapter 1 Carol Pelster
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Play 02 Part 1 Chapter 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 03 Part 1 Chapter 3 Carol Pelster
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Play 04 Part 1 Chapter 4 Carol Pelster
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Play 05 Part 1 Chapter 5 Carol Pelster
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Play 06 Part 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 07 Part 3 Chapter 1 Carol Pelster
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Play 08 Part 3 Chapter 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 09 Part 3 Chapter 3 Carol Pelster
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Play 10 Part 4 Carol Pelster
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Play 11 Part 5 Chapter 1 Carol Pelster
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Play 12 Part 5 Chapter 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 13 Part 6 Chapter 1 Carol Pelster
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Play 14 Part 6 Chapter 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 15 Part 7 Carol Pelster
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Play 16 Part 8 Carol Pelster
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Play 17 Part 9 Chapter 1 Carol Pelster
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Play 18 Part 9 Chapter 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 19 Part 10 Chapter 1 Carol Pelster
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Play 20 Part 10 Chapter 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 21 Part 10 Chapter 3 Carol Pelster
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Play 22 Part 10 Chapter 4 Carol Pelster
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Play 23 Part 11 Carol Pelster
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Play 24 Part 12 Carol Pelster
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