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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 clinical officer on the health center 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 lively within the social lifetime of the non-white group, which allowed Ruby, additionally a self-trained ethnographer, to write down intimately in regards to the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, protecting subject matters resembling 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 seriously of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the forms that made it tough for him to do his task and saved his medical institution completely understaffed and undersupplied. those enticing letters supply a compelling memoir of existence at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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