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

ISBN-10: 0816636524
ISBN-13: 9780816636525
Edition: 2000
Authors: John Bloom
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Description: From the late 19th until the mid 20th century, the US government operated a policy of educating Native American children at boarding schools in an effort to impose mainstream culture on them. This book explores the role of the sports programmes  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 3/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

From the late 19th until the mid 20th century, the US government operated a policy of educating Native American children at boarding schools in an effort to impose mainstream culture on them. This book explores the role of the sports programmes operated by schools such as the Haskell Institute & the Carlisle Indian School.

John Bloom teaches American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is the author of A House of Cards: Baseball Card Collecting and Popular Culture, and To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Indian Boarding Schools.

Acknowledgements
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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