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The Oglala Sioux: Warriors in Transition

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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) physician Robert H. Ruby arrived on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to oversee the health needs of the Oglala Sioux tribe during a period of significant transformation and change in federal Indian policies. As Ruby came to know the individuals living on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and as he grew more acquainted with the stories, traditions, and cultural systems of the Sioux, he was compelled to collect his observations and opinions on this tribe, considered at the time one of the most resistant to white culture and BIA “civilizing” efforts. Originally published in 1955, Rubys book The Oglala Sioux presents a vibrant picture of the ways in which the lives of these American Indians were altered under the influence of the U.S. government, and it details the deep and in many ways heroic struggle of the Sioux to recover and maintain their culture and sovereignty. Through Rubys work as a doctor on the reservation and through this compelling and informative narrative, he advocated understanding, compassion, and, in keeping with the tenor of the times in which he both lived and labored, change.

About the Author

Robert H. Ruby (1921-2013) is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including A Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe: The Letters of Robert H. Ruby 1953-1954 (Nebraska 2010). Glenn L. Emmons (1895-1980) served as commissioner of Indian affairs under President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was cited for distinguished service in 1957. Cary C. Collins is the editor of Assimilations Agent: My Life as a Superintendent in the Indian Boarding School System (Nebraska 2007) and A Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe (Nebraska 2010).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803226227
Author:
Ruby, Robert H.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Introduction by:
Collins, Cary C.
Introduction:
Collins, Cary C.
Foreword by:
Emmons, Glenn L.
Foreword:
Emmons, Glenn L.
Author:
Collins, Cary C.
Author:
Emmons, Glenn L.
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Oglala Indians
Subject:
Oglala Indians -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 illustrations
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Plains
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » World History » General

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