TITLE

The Estrangement of Charles Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman

AUTHOR(S)
SARGENT, THEODORE D.; WILSON, RAYMOND
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
South Dakota History;Fall2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p213
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses an affair between Charles A. Eastman, a Santee Dakota or Sioux Indian educated as a physician, and Henrietta Martindale, the daughter of his classmate Stephen Martindale. It examines Charles' separation from his wife Elaine Goodale Eastman, a white reformer for Native American education, and their summer camp for girls called Camp O�he: The Hill of the Vision. Other topics include the death of Charles and Elaine's daughter Irene Taluta Eastman in the influenza pandemic of 1918, and the life of Charles and Henrietta's illegitimate daughter Bonno Hyessa, and Hernrietta's marriage to Paul Wilson, described as a social outcast. The article explores letters to and from Henrietta's sister Katharine Martindale.
ACCESSION #
54460446

Tags: EASTMAN, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939;  MARTINDALE, Henrietta;  EASTMAN, Elaine Goodale, 1863-1953;  HYESSA, Bonno;  ADULTERY;  ILLEGITIMATE children;  INDIANS of North America -- Mixed descent;  DAKOTA Indians

 

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