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

ISBN-10: 080322625X

ISBN-13: 9780803226258

In 1953 younger doctor Robert H. Ruby started paintings because the leader scientific officer on the health center at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He started writing nearly day-by-day to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota humans he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and daily existence at the reservation.
 
Ruby and his spouse have been lively within the social lifetime of the non-white neighborhood, which allowed Ruby, additionally a self-trained ethnographer, to jot down intimately in regards to the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, overlaying themes resembling faith, paintings, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the academic approach, and employment stipulations and possibilities. Ruby additionally wrote significantly of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the paperwork that made it tricky for him to do his task and stored his clinic completely understaffed and undersupplied. those enticing letters supply a compelling memoir of lifestyles at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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