Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 30, 2014

    Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



    One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.95
List price: $17.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Sports and Fitness- Basketball General

Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn

by

Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn Cover

ISBN13: 9780446677554
ISBN10: 0446677558
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $6.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In Native American tradition, a warrior gained honor and glory by "counting coup" — touching his enemy in battle and living to tell the tale. This is a modern story of...

COUNTING COUP

In this extraordinary work of journalism, Larry Colton journeys into the world of Montana's Crow Indians and follows the struggles of a talented, moody, charismatic young woman named Sharon LaForge, a gifted basketball player and a descendant of one of George Armstrong Custer's Indian scouts. But "Counting Coup" is far more than just a sports story or a portrait of youth. It is a sobering exposé of a part of our society long since cut out of the American dream.

Along the banks of the Little Big Horn, Indians and whites live in age-old conflict and young Indians grow up without role models or dreams. Here Sharon carries the hopes and frustrations of her people on her shoulders as she battles her opponents on and off the court. Colton delves into Sharon's life and shows us the realities of the reservation, the shattered families, the bitter tribal politics, and a people's struggle against a belief that all their children — even the most intelligent and talented — are destined for heartbreak. Against this backdrop stands Sharon, a fiery, undaunted competitor with the skill to dominate a high school game and earn a college scholarship. Yet getting to college seems beyond Sharon's vision, obscured by the daily challenge of getting through the season — physically and ps

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, this work by freelance journalist Colton is a brilliant account of a teenage Native American girl who fought for honor on and off the basketball courts. 8-page photo insert.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Melissa Kinsey, December 2, 2006 (view all comments by Melissa Kinsey)
The only way to make this a better story would be to fictionalize it to match our hopes for the main character. Fortunately, Colton avoids this temptation; the result is an honest and insightful book about real human struggles.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 5 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446677554
Author:
Colton, Larry
Publisher:
Warner Books (NY)
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Basketball for women
Subject:
Crow indians
Subject:
Indian athletes
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
Hardin High School (Hardin, Mont.) -
Subject:
Basketball for women - Montana - Hardin
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.1 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team,...
    Used Trade Paper $2.50
  2. Bobby Jones and the Quest for the... Used Hardcover $23.00
  3. Leading with the Heart: Coach K's... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes,...
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. It's Not about the Bike: My Journey... Used Mass Market $5.95
  6. Breakthrough on skis :how to get out... Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Home and Leisure
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Basketball » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Miscellaneous Sports

Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.95 In Stock
Product details 448 pages Warner Books - English 9780446677554 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, this work by freelance journalist Colton is a brilliant account of a teenage Native American girl who fought for honor on and off the basketball courts. 8-page photo insert.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.