Facts about Charles Eastman

Summary

Charles Eastman (born in Near Redwood Falls, Minnesota, died in Detroit, Michigan) was a famous Author from Sioux, who lived between February 19, 1858 and January 8, 1939. He became 80 years old.

Biography

Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman was an Indian doctor and writer. He had an Anglo-American mother.

Eastman was one of the SanteeSioux and studied medicine in Boston. In his autobiography, he describes the works of nature of the Indians as a result of education. Eastman had the massacre of the U.S. Army at the Sioux at Wounded Knee and was disillusioned witness to his sympathy for the Christian charity.

In The Indian Soul (1911) as an ethnologist, he compares Indian and Christian beliefs and practices. Eastman's The Indian Today (1915) argues for a humanization of the Indian policy that would allow the Indians to go his own way. Eastman battles against the materialistic world view of his contemporaries, every color and calls for reflection on tradition and spirituality.

He basically helped build the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by Charles.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles F. Kettering, Mahatma Gandhi, Clive James, Albert Schweitzer, Elbert Hubbard, Robert F. Kennedy, Ngo Dinh Diem, Margaret Lee Runbeck, George Matthew Adams, Adlai Stevenson, John Barrymore, Arthur C. Clarke, Willie Mays, Mike Ditka, George S. Patton, Thornton Wilder, Casey Stengel, Vince Lombardi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Helen Keller

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Famous quotes by Charles Eastman (26)


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"At the age of about eight years, if he is a boy, she turns him over to his father for more Spartan training"
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"The religion of the Indian is the last thing about him that the man of another race will ever understand"
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"The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character"
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"Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers"
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"More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material"
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"He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, since to him all days are God's"
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"Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect, as conscious of their divinity"
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"Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning"
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"There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature"
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"The red man divided mind into two parts, - the spiritual mind and the physical mind"
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"The hospitality of the wigwam is only limited by the institution of war"
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"Friendship is held to be the severest test of character"
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"The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church"
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"It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization, and that of our women was secure. In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood"
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"Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life"
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"Every act of his life is, in a very real sense, a religious act"
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"But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the mark of a man!"
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"The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe"
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"The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old"
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"The Indian was a religious man from his mother's womb"
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"The family was not only the social unit, but also the unit of government"
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"That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity"
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"No one who is at all acquainted with the Indian in his home can deny that we are a polite people"
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"The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity"
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"In every religion there is an element of the supernatural, varying with the influence of pure reason over its devotees"
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"There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy"


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