Indian Life and Adventure
by Ohiye S’a/Charles Alexander Eastman from Indian Boyhood
Chapter X Passage: Ohiye S’a, whose English name was Charles Alexander Eastman, was a member of the Dakota tribe of Native Americans. A writer and doctor, he was the first to write about tribal life from the Native American viewpoint. In 1902 Eastman wrote "Indian Boyhood" which tells about the first fifteen years of his life. Students will read the passage and answer questions about the main idea and use context clues to understand some of the phrases.