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Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians : How a Dog Kennel Owner Created the NFL's Most Famous Traveling Team

Author: Chris Willis
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1922, dog kennel owner Walter Lingo joined forces with star athlete Jim Thorpe to create a professional football team named the Oorang Indians. This book tells the remarkable story of how the Oorang Indians, comprised entirely of Native Americans, spent two seasons in the NFL traveling throughout the country, playing professional football, and advertising Lingo's Airedale dogs. The Indians and the Airedales were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Willis, Chris, 1970-
Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
(DLC) 2017005694
Named Person: Walter Lingo; Jim Thorpe; Jim Thorpe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Willis
ISBN: 9781442277656 1442277653
OCLC Number: 961003524
Description: xiv, 275 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Walter Lingo, La Rue, Ohio, and the Oorang Kennels --
The Lingo Family --
Walter Lingo --
The Oorang Kennels and the Rise of the Oorang Airedales --
A Genius of Promotion --
World War I --
Putting La Rue on the Map --
The Football Team ; the Oorang Indians --
The National Football League --
The Great Jim Thorpe --
The Idea: creating the NFL's Most Famous Traveling Team --
The Oorang Indians --
The Football Seasons, 1922-1923 --
Training Camp in La Rue --
1922 NFL Season --
1923 NFL Season --
Two-Year Experiment Ends --
The Aftermath for Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians --
Athlete and Sportsman Magazine --
Lingorue and the Oorang Kennels' Demise --
Walter Lingo Rebuilds His Business and Good Bye to Jim Thorpe --
The Passing of the King of Dogs --
Commemorating the Oorang Indians --
The Legacy of Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians --
Appendix A: Oorang Indians Game Results --
Appendix B: Oorang Indians All-Time Roster --
Appendix C: Box Scores (1922-1923) --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the Author.
Responsibility: Chris Willis.

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This book tells the little-known story of the Oorang Indians, a traveling professional football team comprised entirely of Native Americans. Created by dog kennel owner Walter Lingo and coached by  Read more...
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With careful research and an eye for the important details, Chris Willis has written an important history of this fascinating team in the earliest years of the NFL. The Oorang Indians only lasted for Read more...

 
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