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Playing for the World: The 1904 Fort Shaw Indian Girls Basketball Team

Playing for the World: The 1904 Fort Shaw Indian Girls Basketball Team

In 1902, a unique combination of Native women came together at a boarding school in Montana. They used the new sport of basketball to help them adjust to a rapidly changing world. Their travels and experiences led them to places they never imagined. Ultimately, they played for something much larger than themselves. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: In 1902, a unique combination of Native women came together at a boarding school in Montana. They used the new sport of basketball to help them adjust to a rapidly changing world. Their travels and experiences led them to places they never imagined. Ultimately, they played for something much larger than themselves.

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