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

In 1953 younger healthcare professional Robert H. Ruby all started paintings because the leader clinical officer on the sanatorium 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 day by day lifestyles at the reservation.
Ruby and his spouse have been lively within the social lifetime of the non-white group, which allowed Ruby, additionally a self-trained ethnographer, to put in writing intimately concerning the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, masking themes equivalent to faith, artwork, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the academic process, and employment stipulations and possibilities. Ruby additionally wrote significantly of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the forms that made it tough for him to do his task and stored his health facility completely understaffed and undersupplied. those enticing letters supply a compelling memoir of lifestyles at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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