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Students Celebrate 'Jim Thorpe Day' At Army War College Honoring The Native American Gold Medalist
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Jim Thorpe is rightly remembered for his phenomenal sporting accomplishments, but not everyone knows about Thorpe's origins.

Thorpe was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, in what is now Oklahoma. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he was an orphan when he was taken from his nation's reservation and sent to Carlisle Indian Industrial School.

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