Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

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"A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher. Native American Jim Thorpe became a super athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Indomitable coach Pop Warner was a football mastermind. In 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. Sheinkin provides an true underdog sports story-- and an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures
Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596439542
Branch Call Number: YA 796.332 Sheinkin 2017
Characteristics: 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jul 12, 2017

This nonfiction book explores the history of Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. I liked how the book presented both the legends and the flaws of all the people. Sheinkin does a great job making the story interesting and exploring the lives of these people. Enjoyable and well written if if you're not a football fan.


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