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

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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 clinic at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He all started writing virtually day-by-day to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota humans he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and daily existence at the reservation.
Ruby and his spouse have been energetic within the social lifetime of the non-white group, which allowed Ruby, additionally a self-trained ethnographer, to jot down intimately in regards to the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, masking themes comparable to faith, artwork, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the tutorial approach, and employment stipulations and possibilities. Ruby additionally wrote severely of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the paperwork that made it tricky for him to do his task and saved his clinic completely understaffed and undersupplied. those attractive letters offer a compelling memoir of existence at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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