Counting coup : A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn. / Larry Colton.
- ISBN: 9780446588102 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2000.
|Summary, etc.:|| In Native American tradition, a warrior gained honor and glory by "counting coup" -- touching his enemy in battle and living to tell the tale. This is a modern story of...COUNTING COUPIn this extraordinary work of journalism, Larry Colton journeys into the world of Montana's Crow Indians and follows the struggles of a talented, moody, charismatic young woman named Sharon LaForge, a gifted basketball player and a descendant of one of George Armstrong Custer's Indian scouts. But "Counting Coup" is far more than just a sports story or a portrait of youth. It is a sobering exposé of a part of our society long since cut out of the American dream.Along the banks of the Little Big Horn, Indians and whites live in age-old conflict and young Indians grow up without role models or dreams. Here Sharon carries the hopes and frustrations of her people on her shoulders as she battles her opponents on and off the court. Colton delves into Sharon's life and shows us ...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 5 - Text Difficulty 6
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2000. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1583 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 724 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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