Alexander Eastman, an educated and well-known Sioux, saw both sides of the
great divide between Indians and whites, and he wrote eleven books attempting
to reconcile the two cultures. Although he was a convert to Christianity,
Eastman never lost his sense of the wholeness and beauty of the Indian’s
relation to his existence and to the natural world.
essays on the Indian’s spiritual beliefs and cultural habits, told in very
personal terms and coupled with seven folk tales, illuminate the high ethics
and morality of a culture that few people know about.
The six essays are: “The Great Mystery,”
“The Family Altar,” “Ceremonial and Symbolic Worship,” “Barbarism and the Moral
Code,” “The Unwritten Scriptures,” and “On the Borderland of Spirits.”
The seven Native American tales are: “The
Buffalo and the Field Mouse,” “The Frogs and the Crane,” “The Falcon and the
Duck,” “The Raccoon and the Bee Tree,” “The Comrades,” “The Runaways,” and “The
Magic Arrows.” Download and start listening now!