Jim Thorpe-Native American Athlete
by Alexander Naujokas
| 15 Questions
According to this article, who was one of the greatest Athletes of all time?
Where was he born and raised?
An Indian Reservation in North Dakota
An Indian Reservation in Minnesota
An Indian Reservation in Oklahama
An Indian Reservation in Iowa
What tribe/nation was himself and his family apart of?
Sak and Fox Nation
Where did his dad force him to go to?
What was it like for Natives at the boarding schools?
Not well, they couldn't do anything that had to do with their culture
Real well, they were able to practice their culture
They were treated fairly.
In 1907, what school did he attend?
Marshall High School
St. Louis High
Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Pennsylvania High School
What two sports was he involved in during high school?
Track & Field and Baseball
Football and Baseball
Track & Field and Hockey
What year did he start training for the Olympics?
Why was his gold medal taken away?
He was an amateur.
In the past, he had made money playing baseball.
He was discriminated upon.
What 3 professional sports did he play thorughout his career?
track, tennis, football
tennis, basketball, football
hockey, basketball, football
baseball, basketball, football
There was a Hollywood movie made about his life.
After his sports career, he became a professional football broacaster.
What year did he pass away?
Jim Thorpe received many awards for his athletic accomplishments.
Why was Jim such a great example for the Native American community? Why were his accomplishments important to Native Americans in general?
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