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

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

In 1953 younger health professional Robert H. Ruby started paintings because the leader clinical officer on the sanatorium at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He begun 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 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, protecting themes reminiscent of faith, artwork, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the tutorial method, and employment stipulations and possibilities. Ruby additionally wrote severely of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the forms that made it tough for him to do his task and stored his sanatorium completely understaffed and undersupplied. those attractive letters supply a compelling memoir of lifestyles at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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