Publisher description for Bright path : young Jim Thorpe / Don Brown.
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Jim Thorpe's childhood was a mix of hard work in the outdoors and a succession of military-strict "Indian Schools" that relentlessly imposed white culture on Native American children. Then in 1907, wearing overalls and a work shirt, he effortlessly broke his school high-jump record--a feat that launched a remarkable athletic career in track, football, and baseball, culminating at the 1912 Olympics, where Thorpe won the decathlon with a world record score that would stand for almost 20 years and the pentathlon with a points total that would never be beaten.
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Thorpe, Jim, -- 1887-1953 -- Juvenile literature.
Athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Indian athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.