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3rd Circuit won't force town to repatriate Jim Thorpe's remains (10/23)
The legendary athlete's sons want to bring him home to Oklahoma where he was due to be buried in 1953.

Filed Under: Education | National
Student newspaper punished over refusal to print the R-word (09/18)
The paper's student co-editor was suspended for a month and the faculty adviser was suspended for two days.

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Town appeals decision to return Jim Thorpe's remains to family (09/05)
Opening briefs are due September 23 in the repatriation case of Jim Thorpe, the legendary athlete whose remains are buried in Pennsylvania.

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Native Sun News: Death rate cover-up at Carlisle Indian School (09/05)
The research of Preston McBride, a recent graduate of Dartmouth’s MALS graduate program, sheds new light on the history of the Carlisle Indian school and the place in history of the school’s founder Capt. Richard Henry Pratt.

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Column: Winnebago woman was one of first Indian film stars (06/18)
Lillian St. Cyr, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, was a film star who Carlisle Indian School.

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Community to appeal decision in Jim Thorpe reburial dispute (05/13)
The remains of Jim Thorpe won't be returned to Oklahoma any time soon despite a federal judge's decision favoring the legendary athlete's sons. Judge A. Richard Caputo ordered the borough...

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: A final resting place for the legendary Jim Thorpe (04/30)
The New York Times on the battle to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma: A bittersweet restlessness has long been tied to the legend of Jim...

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Oneida Nation makes donation to American Revolution museum (07/10)
The Oneida Nation of New York will make a donation to the Museum of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. The Oneidas sided with the colonists during the Revolutionary War. They...

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Hockey team ignores national trend and picks an Indian mascot (05/25)
A new North American Hockey League Junior A team in Pennsylvania will be known as the "Tomahawks." The Johnstown Tomahawks also have an Indian-themed logo. It's an Indian head...

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NPR: A truly heartbreaking story of Jim Thorpe and his burial (03/26)
"MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time to open up the pages of the Washington Post Magazine. That's something...

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WaPo: Jim Thorpe's sons battle to rebury him in Oklahoma (03/16)
"Funerals, like weddings, can be messy family affairs. Not everything goes according to plan. Emotions run high. Even pleasant people can be tense. Few people who met Patsy Thorpe —...

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Column: Father and son working to return Jim Thorpe home (02/22)
"Two injustices were thrust upon Jim Thorpe, a Native American from the Sac and Fox Indian Tribe who was arguably the world's greatest athlete. The first occurred in 1913, six...

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American Philosophical Society opens audio archives to tribes (02/16)
The American Philosophical Society is inviting tribes to examine its collection of 3,000 recordings in Native languages. Some of the recordings are more than 100 years old. They represent conversations,...

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Judge allows NAGPRA suit over reburial of Jim Thorpe remains (11/30)
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma. Thorpe is buried in Pennsylvania. His sons, supported...

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NPR: Fight continues for resting place of legendary Jim Thorpe (08/03)
"More than half a century after the death of sports star Jim Thorpe, his surviving children and a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania are locked in a battle over the...

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Prairie Band Potawatomi man named archbishop for Philadelphia (07/19)
Charles J. Chaput, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, has been named archbishop for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Pope Benedict XVI. Chaput is the first American Indian archbishop....

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Column: Still no peace for Jim Thorpe, America's greatest athlete (07/15)
"Born 123 years ago, rocketed to fame 99 years ago, died 58 years ago. But Jim Thorpe's story still resonates. Debate still rages. No rest in peace for America's greatest...

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Jim Thorpe's sons not invited to ceremony in Pennsylvania (05/19)
The two surviving sons of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe haven't been invited to a ceremony to unveil a new statue of their father in Pennsylvania. William Thorpe and Richard Thorpe...

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Sac and Fox Nation joins lawsuit over Jim Thorpe remains (05/16)
The Sac and Fox Nation has joined a lawsuit that seek to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma. Thorpe, who died in 1953, is buried in...

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