Consequently, she ordered his body to be taken during the Sac and Fox burial ceremony, and eventually he was buried in Mauch Chunk, PA (which was later renamed Jim Thorpe, PA). Naturally, this has led to an emotional dichotomy. …
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 sons of the famous …
It was a sweat lodge ceremony in Texas where Jim Thorpe reached out to his grandson through a medicine man. The shaman told John Thorpe that his grandfather's spirit was content in the Pennsylvania town where his body has lain for …
Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town 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 …
Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town 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 …
TULSA — 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 …
Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town 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 …
The remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe could be coming back to Oklahoma. On Friday, a federal judge ruled in favor of his two surviving sons' insistence that Thorpe's body should be returned to his native state. The attorney for Jim …
Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town 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 …
More than a half-century has passed since state troopers barged into an American Indian burial ceremony in Oklahoma and seized the body of Jim Thorpe so it could be transported halfway across the country. It was his third wife who …