But an appeals court in Philadelphia said in October that Thorpe's body should remain in Jim Thorpe, determining that U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo misapplied the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The law …
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 …
(Newser) – The surviving sons of the famous American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe have long fought to get the remains of their father moved from Jim Thorpe, Pa., to tribal lands in Oklahoma, where he was born. Now they've won a crucial …
JIM THORPE, Pa. The tiny hamlet of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, could lose its namesake, an American sports hero whose interment put the town on the map. A family squabble has turned into a federal court battle over the remains of …
With the word “denied,” the U.S. Supreme Court brought an end Monday to five years of uncertainty about legendary athlete Jim Thorpe’s final resting place. The justices refused to hear an appeal by Thorpe’s surviving sons in their …
On Oct. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the macabre tale of how Thorpe’s sons and the Sac Fox Nation of Oklahoma lost a legal battle to reclaim the legend’s body ... 1975 book, “Jim Thorpe, World’s Greatest
BOWMANSTOWN − A body found Sunday in the Lehigh River in Carbon County has been identified as that of Avery Marshal Ziegenfus, 22, of Jim Thorpe, state police said. Ziegenfus' body was found about three quarters of a mile …
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 …
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 …
But an appeals court in Philadelphia said in October that Thorpe’s body should remain in Jim Thorpe, determining that U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo misapplied the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The law …