Jim Thorpe: Background information when reading The Removed

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The Removed

by Brandon Hobson

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The Removed by Brandon Hobson
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Jim Thorpe

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Jim Thorpe in 1912 In The Removed, Edgar visits a mysterious town called the Darkening Land, where his high school friend Jackson tells him about a video game he's designing featuring the Native athlete Jim Thorpe. Thorpe was a multi-sport talent, notable for his careers in baseball and football, along with competing in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm in track and field events.

There are no official records to verify, but Thorpe is believed to have been born in 1887 or 1888 in the area of present-day Prague, Oklahoma, which was Indian territory at the time. Both of his parents were members of the Sac and Fox Nation. As a child he attended local schools, but at 16, while he was still struggling with the loss of his brother to pneumonia and his mother who died in childbirth, he was sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Thorpe joined Carlisle's track and field team and its football team, where he quickly distinguished himself as a rare talent under legendary coach Glenn "Pop"...

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