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The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed A Game, A People, A Nation

3 Ratings: 2.7
a non-fiction book by Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of It's Not About the Bike, revives a forgotten piece of history in The Real All Americans. In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football … see full wiki

Author: Sally Jenkins
Genre: History of Sports, Native American
Publisher: Doubleday
Date Published: May 8, 2007
2 reviews about The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed...
review by . March 29, 2009
This is absolutely one of the best sports history books I've ever read. Sally Jenkins tells the full history of the Carlisle Indian football team, truly an amazing part of football history.     The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was opened by Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt in 1879. Pratt had been the Superintendent of a prison for Indians incarcerated during the various outbreaks of violence on the plains where he taught Indians to read and write and believed they were every …
review by . January 16, 2010
A long forgotten slice of American history comes to life in this fascinating book.
During the last quarter of the nineteenth century the ongoing hostilities between the American government and Native Americans began to wind down.  By this time it had become abundantly clear that the white man had indeed won the West and that most Native Americans would have to settle for whatever our government was willing to give them.  Among those who were extremely disturbed by these developments was an officer in the U.S. Calvary named Richard Henry Pratt.  Throughout his long …
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