Mark Trahant: Indian girls team had game back in 1900s

"I knew my Aunt Genie only through newspaper clips. From time to time, the newspaper from my grandmother's tribe, Wotanin Wowapi, would publish old photos. Once there was a picture of Aunt Genie in a buckskin dress along with seven other young women. Another time it was a picture of women in what looked like sailor suits, but was a basketball uniform. The caption would credit the Fort Peck Tribal Archives -- and then offer few details, other than this was a girls' basketball team from a government boarding school not long after the turn of the century.

Then those details are clues, the kind of clues that reveal stories."

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Mark Trahant: At turn of century, Aunt Genie had game (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 6/6)

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