July 1, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: July 1, 2015 – David Pumunkatuc Johnson at Carlisle Indian School

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 […]
October 14, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Massaw, great grandmother of Jim Thorpe

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 […]
January 6, 2021

The fight to recognize Jim Thorpe as official Olympic gold medal winner

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.