The author, born in 1858, was an American Indian, originally called Hakadah and then Ohiyesa before finally changing his name to Charles Eastman. Later in his life he converted to Christianity.
In this book, Charles Eastman describes the religion of the indigenous people of America before they were “civilized” (the author’s expression).
The religion he describes is one of a gentle understanding of nature and a peace with the simplicities of life. Although he also touches on a justification for the brutality of war.
He reflects several times on the dubious advantages of “civilization”.
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12 April 2017
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Perfectly written and understood a true insight of a wonderful civilisation that I for one would've been very proud to be a part of.