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Author Jenkins, Sally.

Title The real all Americans : the team that changed a game, a people, a nation / Sally Jenkins.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2007.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  796.332 Jen    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  796.332 J52    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description vi, 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-343) and index.
Contents The real field -- Pratt -- Fort Marion: first lessons -- Carlisle -- The last flight and first games -- Cheats and swindles -- Not a parlor game -- Dodges and deceptions -- Experiments in flight -- Advances and retreats -- The real all Americans.
The real field -- Pratt -- Fort Marion : first lessons -- Carlisle -- The last fight and first games -- Cheats and swindles -- Not a parlor game -- Dodges and deceptions -- Experiments in flight -- Advances and retreats -- The real all Americans.
Summary Journalist/author Jenkins revives a forgotten piece of history and crafts an inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike. If you guessed that Yale or Harvard ruled the college gridiron in 1911 and 1912, you'd be wrong. The most popular team belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Americans deserved a place in American society. In 1879, Pratt made a dangerous journey to the Dakota Territory to recruit Carlisle's first students. Years later, three students approached Pratt with the notion of forming a football team. Pratt liked the idea, and in less than twenty years the Carlisle football team was defeating their Ivy League opponents and in the process changing the way the game was played.--From publisher description.
Subject United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) -- Football.
ISBN 9780385519878
0385519877

 
    
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