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Sidebar: 'Bender's Burden' chronicles Native Indian's plight in professional baseball

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Most of the information in this article was taken from the recently released book Chief Bender's Burden: the Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star by Tom Swift.

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The book, published by the University of Nebraska Press, chronicles Charles Albert "Chief" Bender's life from his poor beginnings on the White Earth Reservation to becoming one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball.

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