Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939

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Mixed Mdewakanton Sioux physician, writer and lecturer on Indian topics, and government employee.

Born in 1858 in Minnesota of Jacob Eastman (Many Lightnings) and his mixed-blood wife, Mary Nancy Eastman, the daughter of painter Seth Eastman, Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa) was raised in what is now North Dakota as a traditional Sioux, and later graduated from Dartmouth College (1887) and the Boston University School of Medicine (1890). He had a varied career, including government service as a physician at the Pine Ridge Agency, 1890-1893, and Crow Creek Reservation, 1900-1903, reviser of the Sioux allotment roll, 1903-1909, and Indian inspector, 1923-1925. Eastman also established numerous Indian YWCA groups, helped to found the Boy Scouts of America, wrote numerous articles and books, including several autobiographical volumes, and lectured extensively on Indian culture and civilization.

From the description of Letters : Reserve, Wis., and Matotee Lodge, Desbarats, Ont., to H.M. Hitchcock, Minneapolis, Minn., 1927-1935. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34463909

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creatorOf Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. [Series of articles on the American Indian by Charles A. Eastman]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn United States. Indian School Service. Report on Indians living at Flandreau, S.D., 1902 Dec. 10. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Montezuma, Carlos, 1866-1923. Papers, 1892-1937. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sacagawea collection, 1920-1927. Library of Congress
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Montana History Conference (35th: Glasgow, Mont.: 2008). Proceedings, 2008. Montana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Swett, Leonard Herbert. Leonard Herbert Swett papers, 1875-1932, bulk 1875-1885. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Henry John, Papers, 1885-1968 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
creatorOf Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. Letters, 1924, to Carl Washburn. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Smiley family. Papers, 1885-1930. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Hitchcock, H. M. H. M. Hitchcock papers relating to Elaine Goodale Eastman, 1935 Jun 10-Nov 17. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn James B. Pond papers, 1878-1944, 1885-1903 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Eastman-Goodale-Dayton family. Eastman-Goodale-Dayton family papers, 1861-2010 (bulk 1920-1950) Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. Papers, 1891-1983. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Eastman-Goodale-Dayton Family Papers 53., 1861-2013 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Hitchcock, H. M. H.M. Hitchcock papers relating to Elaine Goodale Eastman, 1935 Jun 10-Nov 17. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. Letters : Reserve, Wis., and Matotee Lodge, Desbarats, Ont., to H.M. Hitchcock, Minneapolis, Minn., 1927-1935. Newberry Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Henry John, Spisy, 1885-1968 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn Huggins, E. L. (Eli Lundy), 1842-1929. Letter : Chicago, Ill., to Edward E. Ayer, 1899 Dec. 27. Newberry Library
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associatedWith Cloudman, Mdewakanton Indian. person
associatedWith Dartmouth College. Class of 1887. corporateBody
associatedWith Dartmouth, William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of, 1851-1936. person
associatedWith Eastman family. family
associatedWith Eastman-Goodale-Dayton family family
associatedWith Eastman-Goodale-Dayton family family
associatedWith Eastman, Mary Nancy, d. 1858. person
associatedWith Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Hitchcock, H. M. person
correspondedWith Hitchcock, H. M. (Hiram M.) person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Huggins, E. L. (Eli Lundy), 1842-1929. person
associatedWith John, Henry J., 1885-1971 person
associatedWith Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. person
associatedWith Mensel, Eleanor. person
associatedWith Montana History Conference (35th: Glasgow, Mont.: 2008) corporateBody
associatedWith Montezuma, Carlos, 1866-1923. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Osage Nation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903 person
associatedWith Smiley family. family
associatedWith Swett, Leonard Herbert. person
associatedWith Tucker, Willam Jewett, 1839-1926. person
associatedWith United States. Indian School Service. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Klamath Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Osage Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Washburn, Carl Tracy, 1903- person
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Great Plains
Ontario--Desbarats
New France
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Dakota Indians--Religion and mythology--Sources
Dakota Indians--History--Sources
Manuscripts, Canadian
Oil fields
Scrapbooks
Indians of North America--Education
Indians of North America
Mdewakanton Indians--History--19th century--Sources
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Birth 1858-02-19

Death 1939-01-08

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