Eastman, Charles

Eastman, Charles (b. Ohiyesa)

(1858–1939) Santee Sioux physician, author; born at Redwood Falls, Minn. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth (1887) and an M.D. from Boston University (1890). He established 32 Indian Young Men's Christian Association groups and helped to found the Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls. An advocate for Indians' rights, he also wrote several books and lectured widely in the U.S.A. and England.