Jim Thorpe, Original All-American

By Joseph Bruchac
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Jim Thorpe, Original All-American

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It was a long journey from the Sac and Fox reservation where Jim Thorpe was born to the gold medal stand at the 1912 Olympics. Along the way he encountered family tragedy and frequently ran away from the military-style schools to which Indian children were sent. At the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, however, Jim's fortunes began to change. He joined the track and football teams, turning Carlisle into a national college powerhouse and starting his journey towards becoming "The Greatest Athlete in the World." Black-and-white photos. Author’s note. Bibliography.
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