Coach Tommy Thompson And The Boys Of Sequoyah

Author: Patti Dickinson
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806151633
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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. Following gridiron fame at Northeastern State College, Thompson returned to Sequoyah Vocational School in 1947 as Boys’ Coach and Advisor. More than a thousand boys attended the boarding school during the eleven years he coached there. Writing for readers old and young, Patti Dickinson tells the inspiring story of how this one man made a difference in the lives of a generation of Indian youth. Through football, Thompson taught his boys the skills and values they would need to succeed in life, and twice led his team to the state finals. Dickinson describes the success of that program, including one epic, rain-soaked championship game. She paints compelling portraits of Thompson’s boys—the men whose firsthand stories and reminiscences form the basis of the narrative—and re-creates daily life at the school. To his boys, Thompson was Ah-sky-uh, “the man,” a Cherokee term of respect. Half a century after his death, Sequoyah High School still reveres his memory. This book secures his place in history as it opens a new window on the boarding school experience.

Hollywood The Hard Way

Author: Patti Dickinson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803266193
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Relates the dangers and adventures of a 20-year-old cowboy's fifty-day journey from Guthrie, Oklahoma, to Hollywood on a Osage Indian pony, carrying only a Colt revolver and a few belongings.

The Indian S Daughter

Author: Patti Dickinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780981787473
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Two days after Sam Blackhawk, full-blood American Indian, becomes head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, his car is fished out of the Potomac River. His daughter, KC Garrett, an attorney with the Department of Justice, is certain it is a case of murder. She turns for help to her former fianc, FBI Special Agent Tony DeMarco, but the closer they get to the truth, the more people die, and KC finds herself in the killer's crosshairs.

The Blind Side Evolution Of A Game

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393330478
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Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.

Performing Worlds Into Being

Author: Ann Elizabeth Armstrong
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781424331123
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Drama. Native American Studies. Edited by Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, Kelli Lyon Johnson, and William A. Wortman. "PERFORMING WORLDS INTO BEING is a rich, diverse, and indispensable contribution to the fields of Native Studies and American theater. It brings together some of the most prominent voices in Native North American theater through plays, interviews, surveys, critical analyses, poetic responses and essays. It is a truly communal celebration of contemporary indigenous performance"--Dr. Birgit Daewes.

Sports In American Life

Author: Richard O. Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118912543
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The third edition of author Richard O. Davies? highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno.? Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccer?s sharp rise in popularity Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports

The Real All Americans

Author: Sally Jenkins
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0767926242
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Offers an inspirational portrait of the Native American football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a championship squad that included the legendary Jim Thorpe and that defeated its Ivy League opponents, in a history that is set against a backdrop of the early days of football and the rise and fall of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Tales Of The Madman Underground

Author: John Barnes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101081938
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Wednesday, September 5, 1973: The first day of Karl Shoemaker's senior year in stifling Lightsburg, Ohio. For years, Karl's been part of what he calls "the Madman Underground" - a group of kids forced (for no apparent reason) to attend group therapy during school hours. Karl has decided that senior year is going to be different. He is going to get out of the Madman Underground for good. He is going to act - and be - Normal. But Normal, of course, is relative. Karl has five after-school jobs, one dead father, one seriously unhinged drunk mother . . . and a huge attitude. Welcome to a gritty, uncensored rollercoaster ride, narrated by the singular Karl Shoemaker.

The Cherokee Nation And Tahlequah

Author: Deborah L. Duvall
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738502892
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The Cherokee Nation, world-famous for its turbulent and colorful past, is home to the second-largest American Indian tribe in the United States. This fascinating visual history spans 14 counties of northeast Oklahoma, from the Arkansas River to the Kansas border, and features the capital, Tahlequah. The U.S. government's harsh treatment of the Cherokees culminating in the notorious "Trail of Tears" is documented here. In Indian Territory, the Cherokees quickly established systems of democratic government, education, and communication. Many lived in the same manner as their white counterparts of the time, as wealthy plantation owners and ranchers. They were completely literate in their own written language, printing newspapers, magazines, and books. Devastation struck as the Civil War split the Cherokees into factions, dividing families and neighbors and destroying communities and homes. Again, the resilient Cherokees rebuilt their nation, enjoying growth and renewed prosperity until land allotment and statehood stripped away their self-governance. The progressive, accomplished character of the Cherokees is evidenced by the pictures and stories in this book. Here you will meet the leaders who helped rebuild the great Cherokee Nation, legendary figures like Sequoyah and Will Rogers, and the patriots and artisans who have kept the tribe's culture and tradition alive throughout history.