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Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team / Steve Sheinkin.

Sheinkin, Steve, (author.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781596439542
  • ISBN: 1596439548
  • Physical Description: 280 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Tryout -- First half. The star ; The coach ; The game ; The school ; Alien world ; The team ; Restless disposition ; Carlisle vs. the Big Four ; Charlie ; The Carlisle rut ; Football imagination ; New team ; Carlisle vs. Pennsylvania ; Wild horses ; Haughty Crimson ; Before and after ; Football on trial ; High jump -- Second half. The forward pass ; Carlisle against the world ; Modern football ; Crossroads ; The quarterback ; All in ; Carlisle vs. Harvard ; All-American ; Stockholm ; One more year ; Into the whirlwind ; Football evolution ; Carlisle vs. Army ; Last games ; Brutal business ; Undefeated -- Epilogue: back on top.
Summary, etc.: 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 a 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.
Target Audience: Young Adult.
980 Lexile.
Study Program Information: Accelerated Reader 6.8.
Reading Counts! 8.3.
Subject: United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) > Football > Juvenile literature.
Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953 > Juvenile literature.
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey), 1871-1954 > Juvenile literature.
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) > History > Juvenile literature.
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) > Football.
Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953.
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey), 1871-1954.
Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953.
Football > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Off-reservation boarding schools > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Indians, Treatment of > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Native Americans > North America > Biography.
Football.
Biographies.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Sports & Recreation.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > People & Places > United States > Native American.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > United States > History > 20th Century.
Genre: Biographies.

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