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1904 Fort Shaw Indian Girls' Basketball Team

by Julie Saylor

1904 Fort Shaw Indian Boarding SchoolÕs GirlsÕ Basketball Team
Profiled in New Montana PBS Documentary, Playing for the World


MontanaPBS Airdate: Airs Sunday 2/15 at 7pm, repeats Monday 3/2 at 7pm, and Thursday 3/19 at 7pm


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, these women played for something much larger than themselves.

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