To show what an Indian can do : sports at Native American boarding schools
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2000
Book
Creators
Bloom, John
Description
"To Show What an Indian Can Do explores the history of sports programs at Native American boarding schools and, drawing on the recollections of former students, describes the importance of competitive sport in their lives. John Bloom focuses on the students who did not typically go on to greater athletic glory but who found in sports something otherwise denied them at boarding school: a sense of community, accomplishment, and dignity."

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Alternate Title(s)
Sport and culture series
ISBN
0816636516; 0816636524
Contents
ch. 1. Native American athletics and assimilation -- ch. 2. The struggle over the meaning of sports -- ch. 3. The 1930s and Pan-Indian pride -- ch. 4. Female physical fitness, sexuality, and pleasure -- ch. 5. Narratives of boarding school life.
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