Then, in 2014, a federal appeals court overturned that ruling, the Supreme Court declining to take the case means that …
On Friday, his two surviving sons won a ruling that will likely result in his body being moved from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. Thorpe is currently buried in the town that took his name: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. That was the wish of …
Midway through a three-day Sac Fox ceremony to lay Jim Thorpe’s spirit to rest in his native Oklahoma soil, Thorpe’s third wife arrived with a hearse and law enforcement. She took the body and later gave it to two boroughs in Pennsylvania …
OKLAHOMA CITY — Native Americans in Oklahoma started a campaign on Wednesday for the return of the body of sports legend Jim Thorpe, whose remains are buried in a Pennsylvania hamlet named for the famed American Indian athlete …
Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the borough where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The famed …
In 2010, the sons sued the town, now named Jim Thorpe, seeking repatriation of his body to Oklahoma, said the sons' lawyer, Stephen Ward. U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo ruled in their favor in 2013, citing the 1990 statute. But …
Although I will not be shocked if the Court takes the Jim Thorpe case, this would be wrong ... supported the borough because she felt the body was at rest after she, in conjunction with local chiefs, performed a Native American burial …
OKLAHOMA CITY – The principal chief of the Sac and Fox Nation says the tribe is launching a campaign aimed at moving Jim Thorpe's remains from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. Chief George Thurman intends to launch the "Bring Jim Thorpe …
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe’s sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. Thorpe, who died in 1953, was a football and track star at …
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Native American in Oklahoma started a campaign on Wednesday for the return of the body of sports legend Jim Thorpe, whose remains are buried in a Pennsylvania hamlet named for the famed American Indian …