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

by John Bloom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816636516

ISBN-13: 9780816636518

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

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 upon them. To Show What an…  See more details below

Overview

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 upon 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816636518
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Sport and Culture Series, #2
Edition description:
1
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,404,181
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction Native American Athletics and Assimilation The Struggle over the Meaning of Sports The 1930s and Pan-Indian Pride Female Physical Fitness, Sexuality, and Pleasure Narratives of Boarding School Life Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index

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