The author was a Native American, Sioux Indian, and this book is an account of his boyhood including his training, his playtime, playmates and games, adventures of hunting and trapping in the forest, as well as about the feasts, celebrations and religious ceremonies of his tribe.
Copyright dates of 1902, then 1930.
quite clean. one of the front cover pages has stains, but the majority is very clean.
This was a library book, so it has stamps and an old partial Date Due sticker in the back, a public school "regulations" sticker on the front dated 1951, and in the upper left corner: "discard 72"
History, adventure, culture all in one book.
Background about the author, thanks to Wikipedia:
Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Santee Dakota physician educated at Boston University, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. In the early 20th century, he was "one of the most prolific authors and speakers on Sioux ethnohistory and American Indian affairs. He worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded thirty-two Native American chapters of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America.