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By Larry Colton

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


In this amazing paintings of journalism, Larry Colton trips into the realm of Montana's Crow Indians and follows the struggles of a skilled, moody, charismatic younger lady 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 considering minimize out of the yank dream.

Along the banks of the Little sizeable Horn, Indians and whites stay in age-old clash and younger Indians develop up with no position versions or desires. the following Sharon includes the hopes and frustrations of her humans on her shoulders as she battles her competitors off and on the court docket. Colton delves into Sharon's lifestyles and indicates 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 childrens -- even the main clever and gifted -- are destined for heartbreak. in contrast backdrop stands Sharon, a fiery, undaunted competitor with the ability to dominate a highschool video game and earn a school scholarship. but attending to university turns out past Sharon's imaginative and prescient, obscured by means of the day-by-day problem of having in the course of the season -- bodily and playstation

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