Coach Tommy Thompson and the boys of Sequoyah
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2009
Book > Biography
Creators
Dickinson, Patti
Contributors
Smith, Chadwick
Description
"When eleven-year-old Tommy Thompson arrived at a government-run Indian boarding school in 1915, it seemed a last resort for the youngster. Instead, it turned out to be the first step toward a life dedicated to helping others. Thompson went on to become a star athlete and football coach—a Cherokee legend whose story is remembered by many and is now finally told for a wider audience"--publisher's website.

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ISBN
9780806140704; 0806140704
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. We Only Have Each Other Now -- 2. The Three R's -- Rules, Rules, and More Rules -- 3. Benevolence in a Bottle -- 4. Freedom -- Everything It's Cracked Up to Be -- 5. The Perfect Match -- 6. Be Careful What You Wish For -- 7. Snagged by His Britches -- 8. Letting Go -- 9. Small, Medium, Large -- Heroes Come in All Sizes -- 10. Front-Row Seats at the War -- 11. This Must Be What Hell Is Like -- 12. Four-Legged Ambassador -- 13. A Mourning Nation Is Reborn -- 14. We Came from Every Corner of Oklahoma -- 15. Halleluiah for the Third Time -- 16. Life Comes Full Circle -- 17. Catch a Football or Milk a Cow -- 18. Cherokee Pied Piper -- 19. The Chameleon -- 20. Sacred Traditions -- 21. Ah-sky-uh -- the Man -- 22. The Day Hell Froze Over -- 23. Sequoyah Dreamboats -- 24. Ambassador in Trouble -- 25. Goodbyes Don't Get Any Easier -- 26. The Board of Education -- 27. You're in the Army Now -- 28. Where's a Medicine Man When You Need One? -- 29. Fish-Eater, Blanket-Ass -- Hut! -- 30. Make a Promise, Dance the Two-Step -- 31. Second Chances Are Hard to Come By -- Postscript: Life after Sequoyah.
Notes
First Nations author.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
 
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