Jim Thorpe and His Impact on PA Native Americans

Category: Season 3


Janeal Jaroh

Owner of Time Traveler Trunks

James Francis Thorpe was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for his home country. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals in the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, and played American football (collegiate and professional), professional baseball, and basketball.

Ms. Jaroh is the Owner of Time Traveler Trunks, a program that provides hands-on historical presentations designed to engage, inspire, and enrich understanding of American and World History. Previously the Education Curator for the Cumberland County Historical Society, Ms. Jaroh also has a background in teaching U.S. History at the University of St. Francis.

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