Charles Eastman

(1858 - 1939)

Charles Eastman’s mother, who was part American Indian and part Anglo-American, died after childbirth, and he was primarily raised by his paternal grandmother and uncle in the traditional Sioux manner. After attending the Santee Normal Training School, Eastman graduated from Dartmouth College in 1887 and received his MD from Boston University in 1890. He later served as a government physician on two reservations and became the president of the Society of American Indians.

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