(Published Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015)
Jim Thorpe's Sons Ask Supreme Court to...
The sons, along with the Sac and Fox Nation, asked the Supreme Court to decide that the town of Jim Thorpe, which named itself for the athlete in a deal with his third wife, falls under a 1990 law intended to rectify the historic plundering of American Indian burial grounds. Such a ruling would allow them to pursue repatriation.
"This case represents a long struggle by Indian people and tribes to have their religious practices, burial customs, culture and beliefs respected," one of their lawyers, Stephen Ward, said Tuesday.