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Wade Davies is professor of Native American studies at the University of Montana, Missoula. His books include Healing Ways: Navajo Health Care in the Twentieth Century; a oeWe Are Still Herea American Indians since 1890, with Peter Iverson; and American Indian Sovereignty and Law: An Annotated Bibliography, with Richmond L. Clow.

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A deeply researched and engagingly written dive into the history of American Indian basketball.--Native American and Indigenous StudiesAnybody interested in basketball or twentieth-century Native cultural history should read this fine book.--Montana The Magazine of Western HistoryUltimately, this book is an important contribution to the literature on Indigenous sports, with the potential to become the foremost authority on Indian basketball.--American Indian Culture and Research Journal
Beautifully written and deeply researched, Native Hoops shines a bright light on the Native American passion for basketball, capturing not only the accomplishments of generations of players on the court but also the special meanings that 'hoop dreams' held for reservation communities across time and space.--David Wallace Adams, author Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 and Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990From boarding schools to barnstorming, college ball to community bonding, Wade Davies' comprehensive account puts Native hoops and the power of sports at the center of American Indian--and American--history.--Philip J. Deloria, author of Indians in Unexpected Places and professor of Native American and Indigenous studies, Harvard University

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