Justice
For Jim Thorpe


Profits from print go to "Justice for Jim Thorpe" Project.

Price $ 30.00 plus $3.50 shipping and handling. Total $33.50

Today’s sports writers are overlooking Thorpe’s accomplishments. The purpose of the project is to promote awareness of Jim Thorpe's sports achievements and to inspire America’s Youth - especially American Indian.

The twenty-seven and one-half by nineteen and one-half inch poster depicts Jim Thorpe in his Carlisle Indian School Uniform.

Jim Thorpe poster
Artist - Oren R. Lyons 

Grace Thorpe will autograph the poster with her signature if requested.

Justice For Jim Thorpe
2213 West 8th Street
Prague, Oklahoma 74864
Tel/Fax (405) 567-4297

Advocacy Committee

Grace Thorpe , Director
Daughter of Jim Thorpe

Members
  • Joe Campbell
    Mdewakanton Sioux
    Environmental Activist
    Prairie Island, Minnesota
  • Dr. Wilton S. Dillon
    Smithsonian Institute
  • Lynn Draper
    Jim Thorpe Athletic Association
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Gayle Hatch
    International Weight Lifting Coach
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Ellen Guerin
    North American Indigenous Games
    Warm Springs, Oregon
  • Jack Kmetz
    Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame
    Pennsylvania
  • Keith Kohler
    Historian
    Marion, Ohio
  • Barbara Landis
    Carlisle Indian School Biographer
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Oren Lyons
    Iroquois National Lacrosse
    Nedrow, New York
  • Wilma Mankiller
    Former Principal Chief Cherokee Nation
    Stilwell, Oklahoma
  • Jim Melick
    Basic Recovery Associates
    Reno, Nevada
  • Joel Platt
    Sports Immortals Museum
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Dr. Bob Riesing
    Sports Professor, Author
    Pembroke, North Carolina
  • Kazuo Sayama
    Author
    Japan
  • Chris Schenkel
    Hall of Fame Sportscaster
    Leesburg, Indiana
  • Ellen Staurowsky
    Sports Professor, Writer
    Ithaca, New York
  • Dr. David Hurst Thomas
    Author
    New York, New York
  • Dr. Robert Whitman
    Author
    Marysville, Ohio
Jim Thorpe Family Members
Gail Thorpe, Daughter
Yale, Oklahoma

Bill Thorpe, Son
Arlington, Texas

Jack Thorpe, Son
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Dr. Mike Koehler, Grandson
Scottsdale, Arizona

Dagmar Thorpe, Granddaughter
Prague, Oklahoma

 


  About The Artist
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Oren R. Lyons

OREN R. LYONS

JOAGQUISH0 (Bright Sun), Wolf Clan, Onondaga Nation

TITLE: Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Council of Chiefs. Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy)

ARTIST STATEMENT:
"It is an honor for me to be a part of the great Jim Thorpe Honor Day. He is my hero of the 20th century. My great uncles Ike and Jessie Lyons were friends with Jim at the Carlyle Indian School. He would stop at Onondaga now and then. One day he visited our lacrosse practice in the early fifties and I had the honor to shake his hand. He was impressive and today his athletic achievements loom even more impressive. I firmly believe no one will ever match his Olympic record of winning both the Pentathlon and Decathlon in 1912, Sweden. He is truly the athlete of the century."

The art of Oren Lyons is represented in museums and collections across the country, including the Smithsonian Institution. He has a B.A. of Fine Arts from Syracuse University Class of '58. He pursued a professional career in New York City in the 60's in Advertising, Graphics, Illustration and was an Art and Planning Director for Norcrosse Greeting Cards. He continues to paint in between his duties as a Chief and Professor of American History at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Chief Lyons was an athlete in his own right. He was All-American Lacrosse position of goalie 1957-58, and was a teammate of another famous athlete, Jim Brown. Together they contributed to the first Syracuse University undefeated lacrosse team in 1957.

Chief Lyons is in five Athletic Halls of Fame including the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He is the Chairman of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team that won the Bronze Medal in the Under 19 Men's World Games in Adelaide, Australia 1999. His most satisfactory recognition and honor he says is the Iroquois Nationals winning the First Annual Jim Thorpe Award for Native American Athlete of the Year, 1999.
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