Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe: the letters of Robert H. Ruby, 1953-1954

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In 1953 young surgeon Robert H. Ruby began work as the chief medical officer at the hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He began writing almost daily to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota people he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and day-to-day life on the reservation. nbsp; Ruby and his wife were active in the social life of the non-white community, which allowed Ruby, also a self-trained ethnographer, to write in detail about the Oglala Lakota people and their culture, covering topics such as religion, art, traditions, and values. His frank and personal depiction of conditions he encountered on the reservation examines poverty, alcoholism, the educational system, and employment conditions and opportunities. Ruby also wrote critically of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, describing the bureaucracy that made it difficult for him to do his job and kept his hospital permanently understaffed and undersupplied. These engaging letters provide a compelling memoir of life at Pine Ridge in the mid-1950s.
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs
Collected Correspondence
Community life
Community life -- South Dakota -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- History -- 20th century
Culture
Delivery of Health Care
Electronic books
HISTORY -- State & Local
History
History, 20th Century
Indians, North American
Nebraska
Oglala Indians -- Medical care -- South Dakota -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- History -- 20th century
Oglala Indians -- Social life and customs
Oglala Indians -- South Dakota -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota -- History -- 20th century
Physicians
Physicians -- Nebraska -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- Correspondence
Pine Ridge Indian Hospital (S.D.)
Pine Ridge Indian Hospital (S.D.) -- History -- 20th century
Pine Ridge Indian Hospital (S.D.). -- History -- 20th century
Records and correspondence
Ruby, Robert H
Ruby, Robert H. -- Correspondence
Socioeconomic Factors
South Dakota
South Dakota -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Whites
Whites -- Nebraska -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- Correspondence
title_display Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe the letters of Robert H. Ruby, 1953-1954
title_full Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe : the letters of Robert H. Ruby, 1953-1954 / Robert H. Ruby ; edited and with an introduction by Cary C. Collins and Charles V. Mutschler
Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe the letters of Robert H. Ruby, 1953-1954 / Robert H. Ruby ; edited and with an introduction by Cary C. Collins and Charles V. Mutschler
title_short Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe
title_sub the letters of Robert H. Ruby, 1953-1954
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Community life
Culture
Delivery of Health Care
HISTORY
History
History, 20th Century
Indians, North American
Medical care
Oglala Indians
Personal Memoirs
Physicians
Ruby, Robert H
Social life and customs
Socioeconomic Factors
State & Local
Whites