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By Robert W. Wheeler

Born in 1888 in Oklahoma Territory, Jim Thorpe was once a Sac and Fox Indian. After attending the Sac and Fox company institution and Haskell Indian Junior university in Lawrence, Kansas, he transferred to Carlisle Indian tuition in Pennsylvania. At Carlisle he led the soccer staff to victories over many of the nation’s top university teams-Army, army, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska. In 1912 he participated within the Olympic video games in Stockholm, profitable either the decathlon and pentathlon. It was once then that King Gustav V of Sweden dubbed him "the world’s maximum athlete."Between 1913 and 1919, Thorpe performed specialist baseball for the hot York Giants, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Boston Braves. In 1915 he all started taking part in expert soccer with the Canton (Ohio) Bulldogs. whilst the pinnacle groups have been geared up into the yank specialist soccer organization in 1920, Thorpe was once named the 1st president of the league, which was once renamed the nationwide soccer League in 1922. all through his profession he excelled in each recreation he performed, incomes King Gustav’s accolade time and again over.

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Clancy stating that I had played baseball on the Winston-Salem team was shown to me I told Mr. Warner that it was not true and in fact I did not play on that team. But so much has been said in the papers since then that I went to the school authorities this morning and told them just what there was in the stories. I played baseball at Rocky Mount and at Fayetteville, N. , in the summer of 1909 and 1910 under my own name. On the same teams I played with were several college men from the north who were earning money by ball playing during their vacations and who were regarded as amateurs at home.

I used to watch him practice football; he had a kind of ease in his gait that is hard to describe. Equilibrium with no strictures, but crouched in the lineup for football, he was the epitome of concentration; wary, with an effect of plenty in reserve. 43 Jim was the toast of the football world as well as the realm of track and field, and athletic trainers and newspaper reporters clustered around him in an unprecedented effort to explain his incredible feats. 2 "  < previous page  < previous page page_139 next page > page_14 next page > Page 14 commandments.

Contrary to widespread beliefs, our uniforms were not discards from the Army but were handmade in our tailor shops. The purpose of this type of system was an attempt to eradicate old tribal loyalties. 7 Military drill and uniforms were abolished in 1917, reinstated in 1919, and again abolished in 1925. 8 It also gave the Indians, many of whom were attending school for the first time and had never been confined before, a good sense of discipline. "Everyone enjoyed it," Washington continued: I liked it.

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