Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe case

The Sac and Fox Nation and two sons of the legendary athlete and Olympian Jim Thorpe are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take on their case.

Thorpe died in 1953. As he was about to be buried in Oklahoma, where he was born, his widow had the body taken to a newly-created municipality in Pennsylvania called the Borough of Jim Thorpe.

Along with the tribe, Bill and Richard Thorpe say their late father belongs on Sac and Fox land in Oklahoma. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, however, refused to apply the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and return the remains.

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