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Andrew Sockalexis (1892-1919) is best known for his participation in the 1912 Summer Olympics, Stockholm, Sweden, as an American track and field athlete. He finished fourth in the 1912 Olympic men's marathon.
Historical photograph "Athletes Arrive" notes Andrew Sockalexis to right holding bag, and Thos Lilley to Andrew's right (carrying a suitcase) — it appears from the historical notes members of the 1912 American athletic team are pictured arriving in Stockholm for the Games of of the V Olympiad.
FAMOUS AMERICAN INDIAN OLYMPIANS
Two other famous 20th century American Indian Olympians who participated in the 1912 Summer Games are Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox) and Lewis Tewanima (Hopi). Thorp won two Gold Medals for the decathlon and the pentathlon, and Tewanima won a Silver Medal for the 10,000-meter footrace. Both Olympic medal winners played college-level sports for the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
OFFICIAL TRIBAL BIOGRAPHY:
For more information about Andrew Sockalexis please review the official Penobscot Nation Cultural & Historic Preservation Department's online ANDREW SOCKALEXIS BIOGRAPHY:
RESEARCH Andrew Sockalexis: WIKIPEDIA.ORG
Produced by Ernie Salgado Jr (Soboba tribe).
Research/presentation: G BALLARD.