Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians

Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians

How A Dog Kennel Owner Created the NFL's Most Famous Traveling Team

Book - 2017
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"In 1922, dog kennel owner Walter Lingo joined forces with star athlete Jim Thorpe to create a professional football team named the Oorang Indians. This book tells the remarkable story of how the Oorang Indians, comprised entirely of Native Americans, spent two seasons in the NFL traveling throughout the country, playing professional football, and advertising Lingo's Airedale dogs. The Indians and the Airedales were an instant hit everywhere, captivating fans and newspaper writers alike. Full of wonderful quotes, colorful anecdotes, and original research, this book reveals the true and forgotten story of one of the NFL's pioneering teams."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland :, Rowman & Littlefield,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781442277656
1442277653
Characteristics: xiv, 275 pages, 20 pages unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary: "In 1922, dog kennel owner Walter Lingo joined forces with star athlete Jim Thorpe to create a professional football team named the Oorang Indians. This book tells the remarkable story of how the Oorang Indians, comprised entirely of Native Americans, spent two seasons in the NFL traveling throughout the country, playing professional football, and advertising Lingo's Airedale dogs. The Indians and the Airedales were an instant hit everywhere, captivating fans and newspaper writers alike. Full of wonderful quotes, colorful anecdotes, and original research, this book reveals the true and forgotten story of one of the NFL's pioneering teams."-- Provided by publisher.

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