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 physician Robert H. Ruby all started paintings because the leader clinical officer on the clinic at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He begun writing nearly 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 put in writing intimately concerning the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, protecting issues resembling faith, artwork, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the tutorial process, and employment stipulations and possibilities. Ruby additionally wrote severely of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the paperwork that made it tough for him to do his activity and stored his clinic completely understaffed and undersupplied. those enticing letters offer a compelling memoir of existence at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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