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Keep a-goin' : the life of Lone Star Dietz / Tom Benjey

Life of Lone Star Dietz
Author:
Benjey, Tom
Subject:
Dietz, Lone Star 1885-1964
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Students
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Football
Washington Redskins (Football team)
Rose Bowl (Football game)
Physical description:
xii, 356 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Football coaches
Notes:
Illustration on lining pages
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Carlisle vs. Army : Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the forgotten story of football's greatest battle / Lars Anderson

Carlisle versus ArmyJim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the forgotten story of football's greatest battle
Author:
Anderson, Lars
Subject:
Thorpe, Jim 1887-1953
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Football
Physical description:
349 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Football--History
Contents:
The thrill of possibility -- Shot like buffalo -- Pop learns from Ma -- The trickiest play -- What an Indian can do -- There's just no future in the Army -- He is certainly a wild Indian -- A couple of well-paid amateurs -- A brutal, savage, murderous sport -- Beast barracks and a beast on the field -- A real American if there ever was one -- Chief Thorpe and the huge Kansan -- The clash of heroes -- The dead Indian and another Wounded Knee -- Epilogue: the ghosts of Carlisle
Summary:
Recounts the fateful 1912 gridiron clash that pitted one of America's finest athletes, Jim Thorpe, against the man who would become one of the nation's greatest heroes, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The story begins with the massacre of the Sioux by the U.S. Army at Wounded Knee in 1890, then moves to rural Pennsylvania and the Carlisle Indian School, an institution designed to "elevate" Indians by uprooting their youths and immersing them in the white man's ways--including football. Guided by genius coach Glenn "Pop" Warner, the Carlisle team stormed the country, humiliating such powerhouses as Harvard, Yale, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and smashing American prejudices against Indians. By 1912 the national championship was within their grasp. Then, less than a quarter century after Wounded Knee, the Indians would confront, on the playing field, an emblem of the very institution that had slaughtered their ancestors on the field of battle.--From publisher description
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The real all Americans : the team that changed a game, a people, a nation / Sally Jenkins

Author:
Jenkins, Sally
Subject:
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Football
Physical description:
vi, 343 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
Contents:
The real field -- Pratt -- Fort Marion : first lessons -- Carlisle -- The last fight and first games -- Cheats and swindles -- Not a parlor game -- Dodges and deceptions -- Experiments in flight -- Advances and retreats -- The real all Americans
Summary:
Journalist/author Jenkins revives a forgotten piece of history and crafts an inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike. If you guessed that Yale or Harvard ruled the college gridiron in 1911 and 1912, you'd be wrong. The most popular team belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Americans deserved a place in American society. In 1879, Pratt made a dangerous journey to the Dakota Territory to recruit Carlisle's first students. Years later, three students approached Pratt with the notion of forming a football team. Pratt liked the idea, and in less than twenty years the Carlisle football team was defeating their Ivy League opponents and in the process changing the way the game was played.--From publisher description
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Go, Indians! Stories of the great Indian athletes of the Carlisle School

Author:
Hall, Moss
Subject:
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Sports Juvenile literature
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Sports
Physical description:
100 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Call number:
GV691.C3 H3X
Summary:
Describes the training, successes, and famous players of the football team that flourished at the Indian school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania at the turn of the century
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