A Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe: The Letters of Robert by Robert H. Ruby Dr.,Cary C. Collins,Charles V. Mutschler

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

In 1953 younger physician Robert H. Ruby started paintings because the leader scientific officer on the medical institution at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He begun writing virtually day-by-day to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota humans he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and daily lifestyles 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 put in writing intimately concerning the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, protecting themes reminiscent of faith, artwork, 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 seriously of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the paperwork that made it tough for him to do his task and saved his clinic completely understaffed and undersupplied. those enticing letters supply a compelling memoir of existence at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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