The first book in a series on Native American sports heroes will be of interest to Oklahomans from seventh grade to senior citizen. In addition to the biographies of 14 core Carlisle Indian School football stars with ties to Oklahoma, the book includes chapters on Carlisle Indian School, early football and their primary coach, Pop Warner. The book is heavily illustrated with period photos and cartoons. In addition, Bob Carroll of the Professional Football Researchers Association drew busts for each. Oklahoma's Carlisle Indian Industrial school. Did Oklahoma have a Carlisle Indian Industrial School?
Carlisle Indian Industrial School (1879-1918) was an Indian boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1879 at Carlisle, Pennsylvania by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, the school was the first off-reservation boarding school, and it became a model for Indian boarding schools in other locations. It was one of a series of 19th-century efforts by the United States government to assimilate Native American children from 140 tribes into the majority culture. The goal of total assimilation can be summed up in the school's slogan: "To civilize the Indian, get him into civilization. To keep him civilized, let him stay."
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