University of Nebraska Press, Paperback, 9780803267190, 295pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 1991
At the beginning of Indian Boyhood Eastman recalls the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota that sent his family into exile in Canada. He describes his childhood there, which ended when his father, who had been presumed dead, appeared to take him back to the United States. An Indian boy's training, child-hood games, harvesting and feasts, legends told around a campfire Eastman relates all aspects of the rich traditional life of the Santee Sioux, which had already passed away by the time this book was published.