Full-Court Quest: The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World

Full Court Quest The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World Most fans of women s basketball would be startled to learn that girls teams were making their mark than a century ago and that none was prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in

  • Title: Full-Court Quest: The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World
  • Author: Linda Peavy Ursula Smith
  • ISBN: 9780806139739
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Most fans of women s basketball would be startled to learn that girls teams were making their mark than a century ago and that none was prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in Montana Playing like lambent flames across the polished floors of dance halls, armories, and gymnasiums, the girls from Fort Shaw stormed the state to emerge asMost fans of women s basketball would be startled to learn that girls teams were making their mark than a century ago and that none was prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in Montana Playing like lambent flames across the polished floors of dance halls, armories, and gymnasiums, the girls from Fort Shaw stormed the state to emerge as Montana s first basketball champions Taking their game to the 1904 St Louis World s Fair, these young women introduced an international audience to the fledgling game and returned home with a trophy declaring them champions.World champions And yet their triumphs were forgotten until Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith chanced upon a team photo and embarked on a ten year journey of discovery Their in depth research and extensive collaboration with the teammates descendents and tribal kin have resulted in a narrative as entertaining as it is authentic.Full Court Quest offers a rare glimpse into American Indian life and into the world of women s basketball before girls rules temporarily shackled the sport For anyone captivated by Sea Biscuit, A League of Their Own, and other accounts of unlikely champions, this book rates as nothing but net.

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    1. The story of 10 girls that took the sport of basketball and ran with it. I don't know anything about the sport of basketball and so when terms were used were lost on me. Nevertheless it is an important count of girls in the early days of school sports. However, while we should be gratified for this book to tell us the lives of these girls it is also a shame that without it we would not have heard of them. It is equally sad how a few of them died young and were never known by their families and w [...]

    2. As a Montanan I wanted to read about this team of Indigenous girls who attended the Fort Shaw Indian School and went on the become the world champions at the St. Louis Lewis and Clark Exposition fair in 1904.

    3. I study Native history in college so I sometimes use this book for research. I've also read it for fun a few times, but I'll admit my opinion may be swayed because I've spent time with the authors and the book is about the basketball team my great grandmother, Nettie Wirth, and auntie Lizzie Wirth played for in the early 20th century in Montana. For an outsider, it would be a story about a women's basketball team in the late 19th/early 20th century, made up entirely of young Native women from a [...]

    4. I was quite astonished when I stumbled upon this book. I didn't realize that soon after basketball was invented it girls' teams played it (although most girls couldn't play in front of an audience). The level at which the Ft. Shaw Indian girls took basketball was awesome. They even beat the reigning champs of Missouri when they displayed their skills at the St. Loius World Fair in 1905. Before this book I really didn't know that girls were allowed to play sports (or that many schools set aside m [...]

    5. I caught the last few minutes of the radio show 'Native American Calling' that talked about this book. It sounds very inspirational. Plus, we've been watching Ken Burns documentary on the West, so I'm especially interested in how the Native Americans handled the terrible changes they faced.

    6. This is a fascinating book abt a native american girls' team around 1904. Whether you read all or skim parts it is an opening into a world we don't know much abt--when basketball was new and a lot of stereotypes needed challenging.

    7. I am anxious to read this book about a native american girls basketball championship team who went to the world's fair.

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