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Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015Filed Under: Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015 (January 4, 2016)
Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo presents the Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards for 2015.
James Giago Davies: Embrace distance running in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
James Giago Davies: Embrace distance running in Indian Country (October 7, 2015)
Because there are so many gifted Indian basketball players, and because the game matters so much to Indian people, it is easy to lose sight of the sport in which Indians can and have excelled in, at a world class level—distance running.
Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe caseFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe case (October 6, 2015)
The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act case that sought the reburial of the legendary athlete.
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law casesFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.
Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law casesFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)
Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.
Opinion: Supreme Court should pass on Jim Thorpe NAGPRA caseFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Supreme Court should pass on Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (August 28, 2015)
The petition to move the remains of the greatest athlete this planet ever produced from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma is surely being examined this summer with a special level of intrigue by the justices and their inner circle.
Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to OklahomaFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma (July 6, 2015)
The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund and current and former members of Congress are supporting repatriation of the legendary athlete.
Editorial: Repatriate Jim Thorpe to Sac and Fox Nation in OklahomaFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Repatriate Jim Thorpe to Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma (June 8, 2015)
The burial site of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe matters deeply to his sons and members of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma.
Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe homeFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe home (June 4, 2015)
The effort comes as the tribe and the surviving sons of the legendary athlete filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe caseFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe case (June 2, 2015)
The legendary athlete was about to buried on tribal land in Oklahoma in 1953 when his widow had the body taken to Pennsylvania instead.
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation disputeFiled Under: Education | Law
Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute (February 11, 2015)
An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.
3rd Circuit won't reconsider decision in Jim Thorpe NAGPRA caseFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
3rd Circuit won't reconsider decision in Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (February 4, 2015)
The legendary athlete's sons can now petition the Supreme Court to review the dispute.
Harlan McKosato: It's time to bring Jim Thorpe home to OklahomaFiled Under: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: It's time to bring Jim Thorpe home to Oklahoma (December 22, 2014)
After his death in April 1953 his third wife Patricia Askew Thorpe, a non-Indian, burst into Thorpe’s traditional Sac and Fox funeral wake with Oklahoma state troopers at her side.
3rd Circuit won't force town to repatriate Jim Thorpe's remainsFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
3rd Circuit won't force town to repatriate Jim Thorpe's remains (October 23, 2014)
The legendary athlete's sons want to bring him home to Oklahoma where he was due to be buried in 1953.
Opinion: Washington NFL team's origins connect to Jim ThorpeFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Washington NFL team's origins connect to Jim Thorpe (July 17, 2014)
Attorney claims the Washington NFL team's name pays tribute to the league's origins with Jim Thorpe as a player and coach.
Town appeals decision to return Jim Thorpe's remains to familyFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Town appeals decision to return Jim Thorpe's remains to family (September 5, 2013)
Opening briefs are due September 23 in the repatriation case of Jim Thorpe, the legendary athlete whose remains are buried in Pennsylvania.
Community to appeal decision in Jim Thorpe  reburial disputeFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Community to appeal decision in Jim Thorpe reburial dispute (May 13, 2013)
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...
Editorial: A final resting place for the legendary Jim ThorpeFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: A final resting place for the legendary Jim Thorpe (April 30, 2013)
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...
Column: Jim Thorpe -- the greatest Olympic athlete in historyFiled Under: Sports
Column: Jim Thorpe -- the greatest Olympic athlete in history (August 13, 2012)
"Usain Bolt’s frisky relationship with Olympic solemnity is some of the best entertainment at the London Games. But when it comes to ranking the greatest Olympians ever, Bolt is...
Column: Jim Thorpe's Olympic records deserve full recognition Filed Under: Sports
Column: Jim Thorpe's Olympic records deserve full recognition (July 10, 2012)
"It’s been 100 years since Jim Thorpe dashed through the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, and we’re still chasing him. Greatest-evers are always hard to quantify, but Thorpe is especially...
NPR: A truly heartbreaking story of Jim Thorpe and his burial Filed Under: Law | National
NPR: A truly heartbreaking story of Jim Thorpe and his burial (March 26, 2012)
"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...
WaPo: Jim Thorpe's sons battle to rebury him in OklahomaFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
WaPo: Jim Thorpe's sons battle to rebury him in Oklahoma (March 16, 2012)
"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 —...
Column: Father and son working to return Jim Thorpe   homeFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: Father and son working to return Jim Thorpe home (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...
Judge allows NAGPRA suit over reburial of Jim Thorpe remainsFiled Under: Law
Judge allows NAGPRA suit over reburial of Jim Thorpe remains (November 30, 2011)
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...
NPR: Fight continues for resting place of legendary Jim ThorpeFiled Under: Law | National
NPR: Fight continues for resting place of legendary Jim Thorpe (August 3, 2011)
"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...
Column: Still no peace for Jim Thorpe, America's greatest athleteFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Still no peace for Jim Thorpe, America's greatest athlete (July 15, 2011)
"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...
Letter: City should rename plaza to honor   hero Jim ThorpeFiled Under: Opinion
Letter: City should rename plaza to honor hero Jim Thorpe (June 1, 2011)
"May 28 marked the 123rd year since the birth of Wa-Tho-Huk, Bright Path of the Sac and Fox tribe. Most of us know him as The Legend, Jim Thorpe. Thorpe...
Jim Thorpe's sons not invited to ceremony in   PennsylvaniaFiled Under: Law | National
Jim Thorpe's sons not invited to ceremony in Pennsylvania (May 19, 2011)
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...
Sac and Fox Nation joins lawsuit over Jim Thorpe remainsFiled Under: Law
Sac and Fox Nation joins lawsuit over Jim Thorpe remains (May 16, 2011)
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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