Column: Father and son working to return Jim Thorpe home
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
"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 months after his triumphs in the 1912 Olympics when he was stripped of his gold medals.
The second occurred in 1953, shortly after his death when his widow, Patsy Thorpe, with the assistance of Oklahoma State Troopers, removed his body during a tribal burial ceremony and subsequently had him laid to rest in a town, which is now named Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
It is also the story of a father, Bob Wheeler, and his son, Rob, who, over the years, have worked to correct these injustices."
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