From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian

Read by Laura Victoria

(4.9 stars; 31 reviews)

From the Deep Woods to Civilization is the sequel to Indian Boyhood. Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) gives his account of what it was like to transition from the ways of his Inidan life to that of the white man. His father, long thought dead, had converted to Christianity and wished the same for his son as well as receiving education in the white man's school. At the age of 15, Ohiyesa must learn to balance the old familiar life of the American Indian with that of the new in the world of the white man, one of his first acts being the cutting of his long hair and attending school. It also chronicles his life of college to becoming a doctor at Pine Ridge in South Dakota, his marriage to Elaine Goodale, and his involvement in politics, the YMCA, and Boy Scouts of America. ( Laura Victoria) (3 hr 47 min)


Forward 2:09 Read by Laura Victoria
The Way Opens 14:57 Read by Laura Victoria
My First School Days 18:52 Read by Laura Victoria
On the White Man's Trail 23:24 Read by Laura Victoria
College Life in the West 11:18 Read by Laura Victoria
College Life in the East 17:26 Read by Laura Victoria
A Doctor Among the Indians 17:59 Read by Laura Victoria
The Ghost Dance War 27:37 Read by Laura Victoria
War with the Politicians 23:44 Read by Laura Victoria
Civilization as Preached and Practised 17:05 Read by Laura Victoria
At the Nation's Capital 17:14 Read by Laura Victoria
Back to the Woods 18:29 Read by Laura Victoria
The Soul of the White Man 17:05 Read by Laura Victoria


(5 stars)

An eye opening look into the plight of the Native American, told from first hand accounts of the author. If you want to take an honest look into a dark time in this nation's history, a view uncluttered with bias and prejudice, then you will find this book most fulfilling and enlightening.

(5 stars)

Laura is a great reader. I enjoyed this book greatly

interesting story

(4.5 stars)

I like this writer a lot. I read another of his and plan to check out his other works. This work is mainly a look at the white mans world from his perspective of an Indian. It strikes me as fair, measured and compassionate.

From Deep Woods

(5 stars)

The most enlightening look into how western expansion effected Native Americans. A view from their eyes as to what was happening to their world. I returned to re-listen to chapters. An important read.

Wonderful story in the author's own words.

(5 stars)

The other five star ratings have said it all for me! Don't miss any of Laura Caldwell's (aka Laura Victoria) books!


(5 stars)

This book is a must! Great reader. Well written. Opens eyes to the changes native Americans went through.

(5 stars)

Excellent book. Sorry to come to the end of it. The reader is very good. Thank you!


(5 stars)

Fascinating story and well read.