Title: Oklahoma’s Carlisle Indian School
Author: Tom Benjey
Year Published: 2010
Summary: Other than for Jim Thorpe and Pop
Warner, the accomplishments of the Carlisle Indian School
football teams are largely forgotten. Although these teams were
legendary in their own time, they are now virtually unknown
except to the most ardent football historians. Their
contributions to the game were substantial and deserve to be
remembered. Six Carlisle Indians are in the College Football
Hall of Fame (not bad for a program that played its last game in
1917) and helped get Pop Warner, their coach, inducted.
Oklahoma’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals begins a series on
Native American sports heroes that will be of interest to
readers from 7th grade to senior citizen, particularly those
from Oklahoma. This volume follows the lives of 14 players both
on and off the reservation. Many of them made significant
contributions to football after their playing days were over as
coaches, but their greatest contributions were in other fields.
Heavily illustrated with period photos and line drawings.
Frontispiece by the late Bob Carroll.
Tuxedo Press, 546 E Springville RD,
Carlisle, PA 17015
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