Coach of "The World's Greatest Girls' Basketball Team"
Josephine Langley (Blackfeet), Organizer, Fort Shaw Ten Basketball Team
Last updated 1/17/2016 at 8:11pm
When William Winslow, M.D., arrived at abandoned Fort Shaw (Montana) in April 1892 to start an Indian School, he immediately instituted physical culture classes for boys as part of their overall curriculum. Although he dreamed of the same for girls, he had no one to teach them. That is, until December 1895 when Josephine "Josie" Langley returned to Fort Shaw after an illness and resumed her position as Indian assistant.
Herself an aspiring teacher, Josie's accomplishments would become part of "an idea whose time has come", for during the time she had spent at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania...