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Full-Court Quest: The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World Hardcover – November 10, 2008
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Because different tribes had been settled in one location at the Fort Shaw Indian School, there existed the potential for conflict, but instead these girls supported one another while negotiating the illnesses that plagued them from time to time, as well as surviving the deaths of parents, siblings, and friends. Starting with a soccer ball and a basket nailed to the wall, they progressed through and over many obstacles to become the "champions of the St. Louis world's fair." Not only did they play two twenty-minute, full-court basketball halves, several times a week and sometimes twice in a day, they also performed pantomime, played musical instruments, and recited poetry as part of their "demonstration" of how Indian girls could become "civilized." They raced up and down the court and through the Northwest exhibiting their talents, recruiting new students, accepting challenges from whites who could barely score against them, showing grace and modesty each time they won.Read more ›
I have been waiting for years for this book and I am not disappointed.
My grandmother played on this team. I learned things about her I never knew.
If all someone is looking for is a girls basketball story, you can find that anywhere.
This is HISTORY.
The history of a bunch of girls that changed they way people viewed Indians at the turn of the century.
The history of our families, our grandmothers, aunts, cousins finally told after over 100 years.
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One of these amazing women is my Great Grandmother so I wanted a copy of my own. Thank youPublished 17 months ago by Michelle
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I plan to recommend it to my book group. His grandmother attended Chemawa boarding school, so we found the stories and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alice
What a great book about the Fort Shaw Indian School in Montana. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have done a fantastic job on their research of a subject that I am sure was hard to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. D. Griffith