Thorpe’s sons taking case to U.S. Supreme Court

Ponca City Now - June 3, 2015 8:42 am

Jim Thorpe’s surviving sons are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

Thorpe’s body was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago.

A federal judge agreed with the sons, citing federal law on repatriation of American Indian remains. But an appeals court ruled the body should remain in Pennsylvania.

 

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