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

Author/creator Sheinkin, Steve author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description280 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Portion of title Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team
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.
Abstract 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Audience 980 Lexile.
Study program note Accelerated Reader
Study program note Reading Counts!
Genre/formBiographies.
LCCN 2016009083
ISBN9781596439542 hardcover
ISBN1596439548 hardcover

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