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by Charles Eastman “Ohiyesa” (1858-1939)
Adapted for today’s youth by Michael Oren Fitzgerald
I have done numerous children’s book reviews here on Parenting Healthy and every once in a while a story comes along that really captivates and offers such a great history. This story originated by Charles Eastman (aka Ohiyesa) is an incredible true story about his Sioux upbringing.
In a tale that appears to be an adventure with horse riding, playing in the woods and hunting is actually an adaption from the true story of Charles ‘Ohiyesa’ Eastman’s life where he was orphaned at a young age, forced off his land by soldiers and spent many days starving. This was his Santee Dakota childhood and he later became a famed American Indian Author who also is the co-founder of Boy Scouts of America, field secretary of the YMCA, an activist and lobbyist for the Sioux tribal nation. Charles ‘Ohiyesa Eastman eventually graduated from Dartmouth and presented a special medal at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair for his achievements as an American Indian. Now you know this story is going to be a great story about critical lessons on life and survival of the young.
The story was adapted and is now available in an easier to read format pertaining to today’s youth from ages 4 and up. It has beautiful illustrations and is such a great adventure of a non-fiction story every child should read. Get your copy ordered today available at Amazon.