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"Shoot, Minnie, Shoot!" The Story of the 1904 Fort Shaw Indian Girls, Basketball's First World Champions

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Five Stars
Category :  Fiction
 
Publisher :  Blackstone Audio Inc
Author :  Happy Jack Feder
Narrator :  Anna Fields
 
Length :  6 hours 30 minutes (Unabridged)
 
Physical Price :  $29.95
Download Price :  $19.99
 
Format :  Encoded Windows Media
 
© 2007 Blackstone Audio Inc

"More inspiring than Seabiscuit and Hoosiers! Slamdunk writing! This book is a
winner!"Bill Croke, book reviewer for Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Sacramento
Bee, and Weekly Standard

"Anna Fields brings this fictional biography to life with respect and joy. Fields skillfully portrays the various Native
American children from a wide variety of tribes.One needn't be a basketball fan to enjoy this reading."
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In 1903, over three hundred Indian children from across America lived at the Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School in
a remote, isolated valley in Montana. Among the children were a handful of teenage girls, many who had only
lived in tepees. They quickly learned to play basketball and resoundingly crushed all opponents, including men's
and women's university teams. After the games, the girls recited Shelley and Longfellow, played mandolins and
violins, sang, danced, and pantomimed.

In less than one year after first seeing a basketball, they were crowned the first world champions of basketball at
St. Louis' 1904 World's Fair. Millions saw them and gained a deeper understanding and love for Indians. This is
the story of that team, seen through the eyes of star player, Minnie Burton.

 
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5 stars Great stuff-soon to be movie
A great book! And soon to be a movie by the same name. Inspiring story of Indian girls in America in 1904.
March 2007Jeri from Hawkin
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