From The Deep Woods To Civilization Summary

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The book mentioned above gives a continuation of the captivating autobiographical aspects of Charles Eastman. It tells the story right from his Indian boyhood, to his years while in school and lastly his life as a medical doctor. As a result, he becomes one of the best known and highest paid Indians at the time. Notably, he devoted his entire life to government service by providing assistance to his fellow Indians so that they may sufficiently adapt to the ways of the white world while at the same time maintaining their culture. It is on this basis that the following article will present a discussion detailing the thesis, symbolism, and the contributions towards scholarship as will be analyzed from the work. The first pronounced thesis is…show more content…
He represented the group of individuals who had wanted a complete change in the American society in the manners in which the Indian Americans and other minority groups were perceived and treated. Basically, inequality was prevalent in the nation and the aspect of racism also took center stage in the matters of the country. Eastman, as a result, represented the larger group that wanted a change in the ways of doing things in the country. Besides, his education and scholarly works were a symbol that showed that if given a chance, everyone had the potential of excelling in their fields of…show more content…
On top of this, he was a respected author who had several books to his name. This made him one of the most-educated people of his time. Worth noting is that his achievements contributed to scholarship because several people and particular to his Indian community looked up to him. Besides, he and other scholars had undergone through different experiences in the hands of the white man. For instance, he mentions the idea of the “great mystery” at the chapel when he was together with other scholars. (Eastman
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