Detail books Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Jim Thorpe: super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American.Pop Warner: indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad.Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in the history of Americas favorite sport. Called the team that invented football, Carlisles innovative squad challenged the greatest, most elite teamsHarvard, Yale, Armyaudaciously vowing to take their place among the nations football powers.This is an astonishing underdog sports storyand more. Its an unflinching look at the U.S. governments violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Its the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.