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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
 

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ISBN-10: 0816636524

ISBN-13: 9780816636525

Pub. Date: 03/10/2005

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 on them. To Show What

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816636525
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/10/2005
Series:
Sport and Culture Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
564,894
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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