Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 21, 2000 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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 exposť 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
  

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Top-quality writing. - Goodreads
Colton REALLY does an honest portrayal. - Goodreads
It is a very gritty piece of writing. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Great story and worth reading for a number of reasons. I'm just not a fan of the authors style. I had the pleasure of meeting the author at a book club meeting in Park city where he invited two of the main characters in the book. What an experience! Read full review

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User Review  - Jeanie B - Goodreads

Written about my home town and includes friends from southeastern Montana, this book made me look at my upbringing and insights from the perspective of an outsider. There are some revealing truths ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
PART II
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
PART III
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
CHAPTER THIRTY

CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
PART IV
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
PART V
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
PART VI
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
PART VII
CHAPTER FORTY
CHAPTER FORTYONE
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Larry Colton lives in Portland, Oregon.

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