Wisconsin’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals is Out Now

The second volume of the Native American Sports Heroes Series is now out and available to readers. Wisconsin’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals was released yesterday and is expected to be of interest to libraries and readers interested in Native American history, sports and government Indian boarding schools. This book follows the following players from their youths on the reservation, through their times at Carlisle to their later lives:

  • Chauncey Archiquette
  • Wilson Charles
  • Wallace Denny
  • Lone Star Dietz
  • Louis Island
  • James Johnson
  • Frank Lone Star
  • Jonas Metoxen
  • Thomas St. Germain
  • Caleb Sickles
  • George Vedernack
  • Gus Welch
  • Hugh Wheelock
  • Joel Wheelock
  • Martin Wheelock
  • Charles Williams
  • William Winneshiek

Readers will learn who became doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs. Some became musicians and led all-Indian bands. One was invited to join Richard Byrd’s Second Antarctic Expedition. Another was instrumental in establishing the Rose Bowl. Readers will also learn more about the naming of the Washington, DC NFL team and about the all-Indian NFL team. Several served in WWI even though non-citizen Indians were not drafted. Most lived long, productive lives but some didn’t. Some married girls they met at Carlisle, others married white girls and still others married girls from the reservation. One even married a congressman’s daughter.

The reading level is such that anyone from seventh grade through senior citizen can appreciate it and It is my hope that school children will read it to gain a better understanding of their history.

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2 Responses to “Wisconsin’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals is Out Now”

  1. Lori Danforth-Thomas Says:

    How do I order these books? Jonas Metoxen is my great-great grandfather. my grand parents were Irvin Jonas Metoxen and Sadie Cornelius-Metoxen.

    • tombenjey Says:

      Hi Lori,

      Did you know your great grandfather or hear stories about him from family members? If so, I’d love to hear those stories.

      Wisconsin’s Carlisle Indian School Immortals is available on-line from Amazon.com, BN.com and Tuxedo-Press.com. It can also be ordered by most any bookstore.

      Tom

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