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INDIAN BOYHOOD


BY
CHARLES A. EASTMAN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
BY
E. L. BLUMENSCHEIN


GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
1915 
Copyright by
Doubleday, Page & Co.,
1902

THE North American Indian was the highest type of pagan and uncivilized man. He possessed not only a superb physique but a remarkable mind. But the Indian no longer exists as a natural and free man. Those remnants which now dwell upon the reservations present only a sort of tableau — a fictitious copy of the past.

The following chapters are the imperfect record of my boyish impressions and experiences up to the age of fifteen years. I have put together these fragmentary recollections of my thrilling wild life expressly for the little son who came too late to behold for himself the drama of savage existence. I dedicate this little book, with love, to Ohiyesa the second, my son.

CHARLES A. EASTMAN.

[Ohiyesa]

 

CONTENTS
 
I  EARLIEST RECOLLECTIONS
     1:  Hakadah, “The Pitiful Last”
     2:  Early Hardships
     3:  My Indian Grandmother
     4:  An Indian Sugar Camp
     5:  A Midsummer Feast

II  AN INDIAN BOY’S TRAINING 

III  MY PLAYS AND PLAYMATES
     1:  Games and Sports
     2:  My Playmates
     3:  The Boy Hunter 

IV  HAKADAH’S FIRST OFFERING 

V  FAMILY TRADITIONS

     1:  A Visit to Smoky Day
     2:  The Stone Boy 

VI  EVENING IN THE LODGE

     1:   Evening in the Lodge
     2:   Adventures of My Uncle 

VII  THE END OF THE BEAR DANCE 


VIII  THE MAIDENS’ FEAST 


IX  MORE LEGENDS

     1:   A Legend of Devil’s Lake
     2:   Manitoshaw’s Hunting 

X  INDIAN LIFE AND ADVENTURE

     1:   Life in the Woods
     2:   A Winter Camp
     3:   Wild Harvests
     4:   A Meeting on the Plains
     5:   An Adventurous Journey 

XI  THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHER 


XII  FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF CIVILIZATION

 

FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS
The Great Mystery
Ohiyesa and Chatanna
Evening in the Lodge
The courtship of Manitoshaw

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