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Ohiyesa, a Dakota Indian also known as Charles Alexander Eastman, is one of America's most fascinating and overlooked individuals. Born in Minnesota in 1858, he obtained postgraduate degrees and advised U.S. presidents before returning to traditional living in native forests. This reissue contains Ohiyesa's insights on spirit, the human experience, and white culture's impact on Native American culture.
"Ohiyesa was, at heart, a poet of the spirit and the bearer of a spiritual vision. With increasing fervor as he aged, he was a preacher for the native vision of life. I believe it is his spiritual vision, above all else, that we of our generation need to hear. We hunger for the words and insights of the Native American, and no man spoke with more insight or clarity than Ohiyesa...."
— from the introduction