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FAMOUS NATIVE AMERICAN ATHLETES
Joseph Burton (Soboba band) shatters Oregon State University Beavers' college basketball records with over 1,000 points scored, 700 rebounds, and 300 assists.
CALIE honors and remembers the greatest Native American Indian athletes of recorded history to provide important historical references for Native American students, teachers and the sports community for on-line research and positive role models to inspire young Native American Indians.
To date, our list of famous American Indian athletes include profiles, photographs, biographies and statistics of urban and enrolled tribal members of the Kumeyya-Iipay, Cahuilla, Luiseño, Blackfeet, Sac and Fox, Cherokee, Oglala Lakota Sioux, Modoc Klamath, Hopi, Nomlaski Wintun, Wintu, Potawatomi, Navajo, and Penobscot Indian nations of North America.
CALIE editors welcome your help in developing famous athletes section — please let us know the athletes we are missing, and any additional pictures and information you may have.
FEATURED AMERICAN INDIAN ATHLETES
JIM THORPE (Sac & Fox) 1987-1953,
"The Greatest Athlete of All Time"...
CHIEF MEYERS (Cahuilla, Riverside, CA), 1880-1971, MLB teams played for: New York Giants, Boston Braves, Brooklyn Robins. Career batting average .291, played in four World Series (1911, 1912, 1913, 1916)....
JOE "THE BOSS" HIPP (Blackfeet) World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Heavyweight Champion (1999) forms the All Nations Foundation and sets out on a mission to tutor and mentor tribal youth...
WHO PRODUCED THIS Tribal Resource?
Ernie C. Salgado Jr.
Reservation: Soboba Indian Reservation
EDITOR: The Indian Reporter www.theindianreporter.com
Founder/CEO CALIE: www.californiaindianeducation.org
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RESEARCH & PRESENTATION by Gary G. Ballard
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