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

In 1953 younger health professional Robert H. Ruby started paintings because the leader clinical officer on the clinic at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He 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 energetic within the social lifetime of the non-white neighborhood, which allowed Ruby, additionally a self-trained ethnographer, to write down intimately in regards to the Oglala Lakota humans and their tradition, masking issues equivalent to 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 paperwork that made it tough for him to do his activity and stored his clinic completely understaffed and undersupplied. those attractive letters supply a compelling memoir of existence at Pine Ridge within the mid-1950s.

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