Native Americans in Sports

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Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.

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Overview

Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.

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Gr 7 Up-More than biographical references, these sets also include essays on cultural themes, institutions, teams, and sport history. Native Americans profiles nearly 200 past and present athletes and key personnel in sports ranging from archery to wrestling. Jim Thorpe, Will Rogers, Cory Witherill, Johnny Bench, and other readily identifiable names accompany such lesser-known athletes as Olympian runner Louis Tewanima, skier Shirley Firth, and lacrosse player Barry Powless. Each article includes information on the athlete's tribal heritage, early life, accomplishments, cultural impact, and an occasional black-and-white photograph. The entry on SuAnne Big Crow, a legendary Lakota high school athlete, is inspirational. Essays on "Mascot Controversy," "Lacrosse," "Gambling," and "Competition Powwows" are fascinating and fall in alphabetically among the profiles. African Americans contains fewer cultural articles but nearly 400 individual profiles. It includes professional and college athletes, Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, All-Americans, coaches, and sportswriters. Volleyball, rodeo, cycling, horse racing, and golf are featured, though not as predominately as basketball, football, and track and field. Students may prefer Nathan Aaseng's African-American Athletes (Facts On File, 2003) for more comprehensive articles on well-known figures. These resources will be valued for their scope and the essays on the development of individual sports that offer a historical look at the racial indignities and prejudices suffered by many gifted athletes.-Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765680549
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/4/2014
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.38 (d)

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