Old Indian Days
Uncategorized / May 25, 2019

Author: Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiye S’a) Publish: 1907 Page: 411 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Review: The entire book “Old Indian Days” is published here from the original 1907 edition published by the McClure Company. A cut-out of the original book cover showing the title is above. The stories in Old Indian Days focus mainly on Sioux bands of the Upper Midwest in prereservation times, when contact with whites was minimal. Charles A. Eastman, a mixed-blood Sioux who earned renown as the author of nearly a dozen books, was on home ground in writing about the traditional life of his people, their customs, warm family relations, reverence for animals, and struggle for survival. Originally published in 1907, Old Indian Days alludes to historical figures like Little Crow and Tamahay and to an event that Eastman experienced as a small boy, the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. The excitement of intertribal warfare and the warrior’s lone exploits, as well as his more tender side in trying to fathom the mysteries of womanhood and the eternal are seen in “The Love of Antelope,” “The Madness of Bald Eagle.” “The Singing Spirit,” and other stories. Women enter into these evocations of Indian…