Jim Thorpe: Original All-American, paper ed

$13.99

Prolific Abenaki writer Joseph Bruchac has written a new first-person narrative biography of famed athlete Jim Thorpe (1887-1953). Thorpe is known as the greatest athlete who ever lived and his career in professional football and Major League Baseball stand as lasting testaments to this remarkable person. He was winner of Olympic gold medals in track and field during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. The accounts of his early years and difficult times at Carlisle Indian School (residential school) are told with candor and modesty.

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Tom Longboat: Born to Run, paper ed OUT OF PRINT

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Tom Longboat: Born to Run is one of the titles in the Reaching Readers, Canadian Biographies series published by Pearson Education. This biography is written for the Guided Reading Level T-U and the DRA Level 50. This brief biography tells the story of the Onondaga marathon runner who won the Boston Marathon in 1907. His early years spent growing up on the Six Nations reserve family farm is changed when his father died and young Tom is sent to the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

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Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless, paper ed

$9.95

Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless is a biography published by James Lorimer and Company, written by Karen Lewis about the life and lacrosse career of well-known sports figure Gaylord Powless (1946-2001). Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Gaylord came from a family of lacrosse players and began playing the sport when he was young. The author provides basic details about the Six Nations Iroquois, the community, family, and education system that made up Gaylord's world.

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Native Athletes in Action, paper ed LIMITED QUANTITY

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Native Athletes in Action is one of the titles in Seventh Generation Book's Native Trailblazer Series. This title contains brief biographical sketches of 13 outstanding male and female athletes from Canada and the United States. Each athlete has achieved success in their chosen sport. The book, authored by long-distance runner Vincent Schilling, celebrates the lives of Jordin Tootoo, Cheri Becerra-Madsen, Alwyn Morris, Stephanie Murata, Cory Witherill, Ross Anderson, Richard Dionne, Mike Edwards, Shelly Hruska, Beau Kemp, Naomi Lang, Jim Thorpe, and Delby Powless.

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Jim Thorpe: Original All-American, hardcover ed

$22.50

Prolific Abenaki writer Joseph Bruchac has written a new first-person narrative biography of famed athlete Jim Thorpe (1887-1953). Thorpe is known as the greatest athlete who ever lived and his career in professional football and Major League Baseball stand as lasting testaments to this remarkable person. He was winner of Olympic gold medals in track and field during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. The accounts of his early years and difficult times at Carlisle Indian School (residential school) are told with candor and modesty.

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Native Athletes in Sport and Society, paper ed

$40.50

Native Athletes in Sport and Society contains eleven fascinating essays about various aspects of men's and women's sports efforts and accomplishments as Native athletes in Canada and the United States. The various authors discuss the way Native American sports figures managed to retain their identity in a mainstream sports world that did not welcome ethnic players. Issues include representation, identity, racism, power, assimilation, adaptation, class, and difference as these factors played out in team and individual sports.

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Jim Thorpe's Bright Path, hardcover ed LIMITED QUANTITY

$23.95

Jim Thorpe's Bright Path is a recommended children's picture book about the life of an amazing athlete who was recognized Athlete of the Century by the American government in 1999. Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), Sac and Fox, was born in Oklahoma and excelled at sports. He attended Carlisle Indian School (residential/boarding school) where he played a variety of sports including football. Later in life he went to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden where he won both the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.

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Tom Longboat, revised edition, paper ed

$8.95

Tom Longboat is the revised Fitzhenry and Whiteside title from The Canadians Series. This biography of the noted historical figure, Tom Longboat (1887-1949) examines his athletic career as Canada's foremost Native long-distance runner. Tom Longboat was an Onondaga from the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario. The biography begins with an introductory chapter about the development of sport in Canada and among the First Nations. The next chapter describes the context of the Iroquois/Haudenosaunee culture at the time of Longboat's birth, and outlines his early years.

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To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Native American Boarding Schools, hardcover ed

$72.90

To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Native American Boarding Schools is a slim volume that examines the role of sports activities and Native America students who attended boarding schools (residential schools). The conflicting agendas of boarding school administrators and the Native students who were forced to attend are discussed in the text. The author examines the ways administrators and teachers worked to assimilate the students in the first chapter. Sports activities and their conflicting roles and meanings are examined in the next chapter.

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Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat, The

$16.99

The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat is a recent biography about the contribution made by a Six Nations athlete to Canadian sports history. Tom Longboat (1887-1949) was a member of the Onondaga Nation born on the Six Nations Reserve. He entered competitive running in 1905 at the height of a racing craze that had swept North America. As an amateur and a professional athlete, Longboat gained the admiration of thousands of racing fans. He won the Boston Marathon in 1907 in record time and competed in the 1908 Olympics.

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