9781978804043-1978804040-Lakota Hoops: Life and Basketball on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Critical Issues in Sport and Society)

Lakota Hoops: Life and Basketball on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Critical Issues in Sport and Society)

ISBN-13: 9781978804043
ISBN-10: 1978804040
Edition: Critical
Author: Klein, Alan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781978804043
ISBN-10: 1978804040
Edition: Critical
Author: Klein, Alan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages

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Acknowledged authors Klein, Alan wrote Lakota Hoops: Life and Basketball on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Critical Issues in Sport and Society) comprising 254 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1978804040 and 9781978804043. Since then Lakota Hoops: Life and Basketball on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Critical Issues in Sport and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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For over 150 years the Lakota have tenaciously defended their culture and land against white miners, settlers, missionaries, and the U.S. Army, and paid the price. Their economy is in shambles and they face serious social issues, but their culture and outlook remain vibrant. Basketball has a role to play in the way that people on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation configure their hopes for a better future, and for pride in their community.

In Lakota Hoops, anthropologist Alan Klein trains his experienced eye on the ways that Lakota traditions find a seamless expression in the sport. In a variety of way such as weaving time-honored religious practices into the game or extending the warrior spirit of Crazy Horse to the players on the court, basketball has become a preferred way of finding continuity with the past. But the game is also well suited to the present and has become the largest regular gathering for all Lakota, promoting national pride as well as a venue for the community to creatively and aggressively confront white bigotry when needed.

Richly researched and filled with interviews with Pine Ridge residents, including both male and female players, Lakota Hoops offers a compelling look at the highs and lows of a community that has made basketball its own.

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