A book Dr. John Bloom coauthored with the late Matthew Bentley has gone to press and is due to be released on December 1.  The book is entitled, “The Imperial Gridiron: Manhood, ‘Civilization,’ and Football at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.” It focuses upon how this school, designed to indoctrinate Indigenous youths into mainstream, Anglo-Protestant American norms, used football, and by extension, Indigenous bodies, to promote its “civilizing” mission.

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