To Show What An Indian Can Do : Sports at Native American Boarding Schools

To Show What An Indian Can Do : Sports at Native American Boarding Schools

Description

The Carlisle Indian School and the Haskell Institute in Kansas were among the many federally operated boarding schools enacting the U.S. government's education policy toward Native Americans from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, one designed to remove children from familiar surroundings and impose mainstream American culture on them. To Show What an Indian Can Do explores the history of sports programs at these institutions and, drawing on the recollections of former students, describes the importance of competitive sports in their lives. Author John Bloom focuses on the male and female students who did not typically go on to greater athletic glory but who found in sports something otherwise denied them by the boarding school program: a sense of community, accomplishment, and dignity.


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Details

Author(s)
John Bloom
Format
Hardback | 176 pages
Dimensions
149 x 229 x 15.24mm | 390.09g
Publication date
16 Nov 2000
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Publication City/Country
Minnesota, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0816636516
ISBN13
9780816636518