Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team

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Roaring Brook Press,
Pub. Date:
c2017.
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English
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“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.

Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad

Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where 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 such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book

This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

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9781596439542
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subject_facet Thorpe, Jim, -- 1887-1953 -- Juvenile literature, United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) -- Football -- Juvenile literature, Warner, Glenn S. -- (Glenn Scobey), -- 1871-1954 -- Juvenile literature
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