Carlisle Indian School

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Carlisle Indian School,

in Carlisle, Pa., the first federally supported school for Native Americans to be established off a reservation; it was founded in 1879 by Richard Henry PrattPratt, Richard Henry,
1840–1924, American soldier and educator, b. Rushford, N.Y. He served in the Union army during the Civil War and then in the Indian wars in the West, where he became interested in the cultural problems of the Native Americans.
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. Its football team, led by Jim ThorpeThorpe, Jim
(James Francis Thorpe), 1888–1953, American athlete, b. near Prague, Okla. Thorpe was probably the greatest all-round male athlete the United States has ever produced. His mother, a Sac, named him Bright Path.
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 and coached by Glenn WarnerWarner, Glenn Scobey,
1871–1954, American football coach, commonly known as "Pop" Warner, b. Springville, N.Y., grad. Cornell (LL.B., 1894). He excelled as guard (1892–94) on the Cornell football team. As coach (1895–96) of the Univ.
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, brought the school nationwide attention. Pratt, who strenuously opposed the Indian Bureau's efforts to establish schools closer to the reservations, was relieved of his superintendency in 1904. The school was closed in 1918.
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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team.
Transported to 1907 and the Carlisle Indian School, Matt is forced to play football for Coach Pop Warner as the Carlisle "Redmen" revolutionize Ivy League football.
Since football season is now upon us, Daniel Demers of Guerneville, California, tells the factual story of the historic clash between the Carlisle Indian School and West Point on November 9, 1912.
In 1911 the Carlisle Indian School had been around for three decades, sometimes taking as many as one thousand students.
The book concludes in a most affecting way, offering many selections from Nez Perce family photo albums: kinship groups in Western attire and Native regalia, horse parade ceremonies, Nez Perce veterans of World War I, and tribal members at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.
Joseph's was modeled on the first off-reservation boarding school designed specifically for Native American children: Carlisle Indian School, founded by Richard Pratt in 1879 (Gerlach 1973).
Lone Star Dietz was a teammate of Jim Thorpe on the legendary Carlisle Indian School football teams, an artist, teacher, singer, movie actor, championship dog breeder, protege of Pop Warner, and Hall-of-Fame-worthy coach in his own right.
In The Art of Americanization at the Carlisle Indian School, art historian Hayes Peter Mauro analyzes "before and after" photographs that Pratt commissioned to prove how well his educational techniques worked.
Wisconsin's Carlisle Indian School Immortals" is another entry into the history of these athletes and how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner helped six Native American play their way into the College Football Hall of Fame, introducing new tactics and playstyles that were never seen before by the traditionally mostly white players.
Tom Benjey (author), Lone Star Dietz (illustrator), Bob Carroll (illustrator); OKLAHOMAA[euro][TM]S CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL IMMORTALS; Tuxedo Press (Sports) $14.
Later, Hart's grandfather attended the famous or infamous Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.
Bender often quarreled with his father, and in 1896 he left his family for the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.