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By Robert H. Ruby Dr.,Cary C. Collins,Charles V. Mutschler

ISBN-10: 080322625X

ISBN-13: 9780803226258

In 1953 younger health care provider Robert H. Ruby all started paintings because the leader scientific officer on the health center at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He all started writing virtually day-by-day to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota humans he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and day by day lifestyles at the reservation.
 
Ruby and his spouse have been lively within the social lifetime of the non-white group, which allowed Ruby, additionally a self-trained ethnographer, to write down intimately in regards to the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, masking subject matters comparable to faith, paintings, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the academic method, and employment stipulations and possibilities. Ruby additionally wrote significantly of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the forms that made it tough for him to do his task and stored his sanatorium completely understaffed and undersupplied. those attractive letters supply a compelling memoir of lifestyles at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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