COUNTING COUP ~ A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn
Book review and technical detail COUNTING COUP ~ A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn Larry Colton
|Technical detail of COUNTING COUP ~ A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn|
|Title||COUNTING COUP ~ A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
The amusing dilemmas faced by abreast Native Americans are arise in this journalistic attending at a aerial academy girls' basketball aggregation in Crow, Montana.In a antecedent book, Goat Brothers (1993), Colton advised the lives of fraternity brothers from the 1960s to the 1990s. Here, he spends a division active and celebratory the Hardin Aerial Academy girls' basketball team, a aggregation comprised of white girls and Crow Indians. Although Colton manages to accord a face to the altered players, he is decidedly absorbed by 17-year-old Sharon Laforge, an acutely accomplished American Indian who hopes to acquire a academy basketball scholarship, but whose approaching is threatened by several factors, including an absentee father, an alcoholic mother, a careful and calumniating boyfriend, an contrary lifestyle, and burden from aeon and community. The ancestral abuse that Native Americans still face, abnormally in baby rural towns, is accession factor. Hardin's citizenry of 2,990 is 49 percent Crow Indian, and apprehension and confounding exists amid cultures: the Crows see the whites as accepting affiliated privilege, and the banal whites see the Crows as accepting admission to government funds, services, and scholarships that they themselves cannot get. In addition, the arising cachet of women, abnormally brilliant athletes such as Sharon, threatens the abject and anxious Crow men who commonly are acclimated to actuality in charge. "Counting coup," an Indian action appellation that referred to warriors accepting honor, respect, and dignity, is now additionally a Hardin Aerial Academy basketball appellation that refers to assertive one's opponent. In this Hoop Dreams for American Indians, Colton shows how a scattering of girls try to calculation accomplishment adjoin opponents who arise on added than aloof the basketball court.Colton's annual of the ambiance he witnesses, while not decidedly enlightening, does accommodate acceptable affecting accomplishments for his adventure of the team's attack to make, and win, the accompaniment championship.
Counting Coup is the story of the girls basketball team of Hardin High School in Montana. Larry Colton shows readers the hardscrabble existence of a rural small town beset by racism, alcoholism, and domestic violence, and in so doing produces a touching, heartfelt, and beautifully written true story that will leave readers cheering for the girls they have come to know.
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