In a legal battle that has been going on since 2010, Jim Thorpe's children want their father's grave moved from Pennsylvania to his native Oklahoma. Thorpe's widow and third wife, Patricia, was upset the state of Oklahoma wouldn't erect a …
Jim Thorpe ... State Teachers College on Jan. 29, 1941. Thorpe, 52, enjoyed a nostalgic session with former classmates at Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Bill Dietz and Fred Cardin, the Reading Eagle reported the day after the visit.
The hand-lettered donation jar on Anne Marie Fitzpatrick's store counter says what many residents of this well-preserved …
hen the Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe died in 1953, his children held a traditional Indian burial ceremony on the Sac and Fox Reservation in Oklahoma. Mourners shared a meal as the great athlete's body lay in full view inside a lodge. …
The sons initially won a decision by a federal judge, who agreed in 2013 that Jim Thorpe was required to relinquish the body under a federal law designed to allow Indian groups to reclaim from museums those remains and artifacts wrongly …
Jim Thorpe’s surviving sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago. Bill and …
JIM THORPE, Pa. – The hand-lettered donation jar on Anne Marie Fitzpatrick's store counter says what many residents of this well-preserved Victorian-era town are thinking and feeling lately: "Keep Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe." The surviving …
The court battle lasted five years, ending Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal. But the larger effort to have Jim Thorpe’s body brought back to Oklahoma started almost as soon as it was taken away in 1953, and …
Bill Thorpe will never forget what happened during his fathers' funeral service. "Dad's third wife came in with the police and a hearse and took his body away in the middle of the ceremony," said Jim Thorpe's son Bill Thorpe. The body of the …
(ALLSPORT, ALLSPORT) Michael RubinkamAssociated Press Surviving sons of Jim Thorpe pursue reburial of his body Jim Thorpe's surviving sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed …