By Larry Colton
In local American culture, a warrior received honor and glory by means of "counting coup" -- touching his enemy in conflict and residing to inform the story. it is a sleek tale of...
In this striking paintings of journalism, Larry Colton trips into the area of Montana's Crow Indians and follows the struggles of a skilled, moody, charismatic younger girl named Sharon LaForge, a proficient basketball participant and a descendant of 1 of George Armstrong Custer's Indian scouts. yet "Counting Coup" is way greater than only a activities tale or a portrait of sweet sixteen. it's a sobering exposé of part of our society lengthy because reduce out of the yankee dream.
Along the banks of the Little colossal Horn, Indians and whites dwell in age-old clash and younger Indians develop up with no function types or goals. right here Sharon includes the hopes and frustrations of her humans on her shoulders as she battles her competitors off and on the courtroom. Colton delves into Sharon's lifestyles and exhibits us the realities of the reservation, the shattered households, the sour tribal politics, and a people's fight opposed to a trust that every one their young children -- even the main clever and proficient -- are destined for heartbreak. by contrast backdrop stands Sharon, a fiery, undaunted competitor with the ability to dominate a highschool online game and earn a school scholarship. but attending to university turns out past Sharon's imaginative and prescient, obscured by means of the day-by-day problem of having in the course of the season -- bodily and playstation