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

In 1953 younger health practitioner Robert H. Ruby all started paintings because the leader scientific officer on the health facility at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He all started 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 write down intimately concerning the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, masking subject matters reminiscent of faith, artwork, traditions, and values. His frank and private depiction of stipulations he encountered at the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the academic procedure, 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 saved his medical institution completely understaffed and undersupplied. those enticing letters offer a compelling memoir of existence at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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