[PW] Charlie Thorpe's Sac and Fox Name

Jeffrey Pike jpike at gpl.org
Tue Apr 7 14:17:12 PDT 2015


Have you contacted the Sac and Fox Nation? They maintain a library (http://sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov/departments/library/) which houses an archive.
E-mail to library at sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov or there is a contact form at http://sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov/contact-us/

Jeffrey Pike
Technology Services Librarian
Groton Public Library
Groton MA 01450
jpike at gpl.org

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From: Project-Wombat [mailto:project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Barksdale
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Subject: [PW] Charlie Thorpe's Sac and Fox Name


I'm helping a researcher find information on athlete Jim Thorpe. Jim was Native American and enrolled in the Sac and Fox tribe and had the Native name Wa-tha-sko-huk, which means “The Light After the Lightning.”

Jim also had a twin brother, Charlie, who died as young boy. I'm trying to find Charlie's Native name. I'm not finding the Native American names for Charlie or Jim's other siblings. I'm hoping they were recorded somewhere, but I'm not sure. Any help is much appreciated!

Liz Barksdale
Head Reference Librarian
University of Dallas, Irving, TX
ebarksdale at udallas.edu
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