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Native America Calling: Jim Thorpe’s legacy
Monday, July 25, 2022

Fair play: Jim Thorpe’s legacy
The International Olympic Committee recently restored Jim Thorpe’s gold medals he won at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.

Reinstating the medals took decades of work by advocates who considered stripping the medals an injustice. Thorpe, from the Sac and Fox Nation, was the first Native American to win gold medals for the United States. He was an athletic pioneer, playing professional baseball, football and even basketball.

Native America Calling celebrates Thorpe’s legacy and discussing his influence in American spots.

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