Jim Thorpe’s family, fellow Native Americans, elected officials and fans are fighting to restore his recognition as the 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon’s sole gold winner once more.
Massaw, great grandmother of Wathohuk [Jim Thorpe], was an influential and distinguished chieftess whose presence carried weight in councils, a right customarily reserved for males. She resided within the village of headman Keewawnay; her cabin reserved for the mediation of both Tribal and American dignitaries. Massaw also played host to popular social gatherings that frequently Read More »
This “footlocker” was given to tribal member David P. Johnson upon his arrival at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1899. Johnson is pictured here with friends during his time at Carlisle. Read more about the history of this famous Indian school in an article printed in the March 2013 Hownikan. Carlisle Indian Industrial School was Read More »