November is Native American Heritage month. Throughout the month, we’ll look back at stories of interest.
Today we unearthed a photo of a Native American man King Gustav V of Sweden called, “the greatest athlete in the world.” Jim Thorpe won gold medals in the decathlon and the pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. He played professional baseball, but gained fame and fortune as a football player. In 1920, the charter members of the NFL named Thorpe as the league’s first president.
In this photo, Thorpe meets with the Redskins’ first coach, William “Lone Star” Dietz. The image comes from a book titled “Keep A-Goin'” by Tom Benjey.
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