Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the by Larry Colton

By Larry Colton

In local American culture, a warrior won honor and glory via "counting coup" -- touching his enemy in conflict and dwelling to inform the story. it is a sleek tale of...

COUNTING COUP

In this outstanding paintings of journalism, Larry Colton trips into the area of Montana's Crow Indians and follows the struggles of a skilled, moody, charismatic younger girl named Sharon LaForge, a talented basketball participant and a descendant of 1 of George Armstrong Custer's Indian scouts. yet "Counting Coup" is way greater than only a activities tale or a portrait of adlescent. it's a sobering exposé of part of our society lengthy because lower out of the yankee dream.

Along the banks of the Little immense Horn, Indians and whites reside in age-old clash and younger Indians develop up with out position versions or goals. right here Sharon incorporates the hopes and frustrations of her humans on her shoulders as she battles her rivals off and on the courtroom. Colton delves into Sharon's lifestyles and exhibits us the realities of the reservation, the shattered households, the sour tribal politics, and a people's fight opposed to a trust that every one their young children -- even the main clever and proficient -- are destined for heartbreak. in contrast backdrop stands Sharon, a fiery, undaunted competitor with the ability to dominate a highschool online game and earn a faculty scholarship. but attending to collage turns out past Sharon's imaginative and prescient, obscured via the day-by-day problem of having throughout the season -- bodily and playstation

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My friends and I also played war. This might come as a shock to those who know me in more recent decades. But we grew up during and after the Second World War and, to us, that conflict was very much a morality play, with the virtuous Americans and British fighting the wicked Germans (usually referred to simply as “the Nazis”). So, as part of our own war games, we ran about in schoolyards, backyards, and basements, “shooting” at one another with sticks and crying out as we keeled over in combat.

After a day’s work, I frequently came back to my bed at night to find the sheets or other vital items missing. My protests to the camp director were unavailing. One night, when I walked into the bunk I found an enormous, dirt-covered boulder lying in the middle of my bed, with my tormenters lined up laughing hysterically. I must have been enraged, for I somehow picked up the boulder and hurled it into one of their beds. This ended my problems with them, for—having barely managed to lift the boulder with all three of them on the job— they were suddenly enormously impressed with me.

It was an unpleasant turnabout, and a local policeman actually did grill us about what had happened. Ultimately, our fathers saved the situation, and I never did any time for golf ball theft. S. 217. This turned out to be a rather insensitive group of boys who, under the direction of an adult scoutmaster, would march about in military-style flag drills (which I disliked), take rope-tying, fire-building, and other tests to advance their rank (which was okay), and go on overnight hikes (which I more or less enjoyed).

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