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

In 1953 younger healthcare professional Robert H. Ruby all started paintings because the leader scientific officer on the clinic 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 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 jot down intimately in regards to the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, protecting subject matters equivalent to faith, artwork, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the academic method, and employment stipulations and possibilities. Ruby additionally wrote significantly of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the paperwork that made it tough for him to do his task and stored his medical institution completely understaffed and undersupplied. those enticing letters offer a compelling memoir of lifestyles at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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