Wisconsin’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals continues the series on Native American sports heroes that is of interest to readers from 7th grade to senior citizen, particularly those from Wisconsin. This volume follows the lives of 17 players both on and off the reservation. Many of them made significant contributions to football after their playing days were over as coaches, but their greatest contributions were in other fields. This is not a sports book although its protagonists were athletes.
Find out which Indian artist played a pivotal role in establishing the Rose Bowl and who is as controversial today as when he was alive, who led an all-Indian band and advertised Conn Instruments, who was selected to accompany Richard Byrd on his Second Antarctic Expedition, which Carlisle Indian pioneered the role of athletic trainer beginning when he was still a student at Carlisle, and who became doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs for real.