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6 Persons in the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame:

Location:
on the campus:
Haskell Indian Nations University
Lawrence, Kansas 66046
Web Site:
Years Active:
1972-2007

Allie Reynolds

Real/Birth Name:
Allie Pierce Reynolds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1989. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.

Billy Mills

Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, a member of the Ogala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe. Olympic Gold Medal 1964 games at Tokyo, in the 10,000 meter event. San Diego Hall of Champions 1970. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. Kansas Hall of Fame. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978. Presidential Citizens Medal 2012. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2014. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

Chief Bender

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chipewa tribe. Pitcher for team Philadelphia Athletics. Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve". National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Phillies Wall of Fame 1991.

Jim Thorpe

Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Thorpe
Also Known As:
Wa-Tho-Huk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants. Movie White Heat. Olympic champion, medals taken away, restored posthumously. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1950. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2013. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2008.

Jimmy Johnson (quarterback)

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Johnson
Nickname(s):
Jimmie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. A full-blooded Stockbridge Indian. Team Northwestern University. College Football Hall of Fame 1969. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.

Sonny Sixkiller

Real/Birth Name:
Alex L. Sixkiller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 16 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. College team University of Washington. World Football League teams Philadelphia Bell, The Hawaiians. Movie The Longest Yard. A member of the Cherokee Nation. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1987. Husky Fever Hall of Fame 1985.
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