Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian Football Team By Steve Sheinkin
Jim Thorpe began his life in Oklahoma living with his father and his mother, his father’s third wife. Of Potawatomi and Sac and Fox ancestry, Thorpe never was one to like school. In fact, when his parents decided he should attend an Indian school, he ran away from it at least three times. It was 23 miles from his home. He simply ran back home! However, when his father finally felt he could do nothing with him, he sent him off to the most infamous of Indian schools of the time, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, located all the way across the country to Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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