Bright path : young Jim Thorpe
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
Jim Thorpe's childhood was a mix of hard work in the outdoors and a succession of military-strict "Indian Schools" that relentlessly imposed white culture on Native American children. Then in 1907, wearing overalls and a work shirt, he effortlessly broke his school high-jump record - a feat that launched a remarkable athletic career in track, football, and baseball, culminating at the 1912 Olympics, where Thorpe won the decathlon with a world record score that would stand for almost 20 yearsand the pentathlon with a points total that would never be beaten.
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Athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Indian athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New Milford, Conn. :Roaring Brook Press,2006
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references.