Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933


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SDN-0005500
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SDN-0005499
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SDN-0067301
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DN-0084984

Another way that American Indians were quite visible during the early twentieth century was as athletes. In 1907, basketball team members from Haskell Indian School (now Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas) posed for the photographers (SDN-005500, SDN-005499). In 1928, another group of Native Americans (some appearing to be older men) are labeled as basketball players and are dressed in native costume (SDN-067301). Kee Kensol is described as a Navajo and appears to be part of this group (DN-0084984). A professional wrestler identified himself as an American Indian with the name War Eagle and sometimes appeared in native dress (SDN-006143, SDN-006142). Native American Fred Simpson was a marathoner in 1909 (SDN-055410, SDN-055286).

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SDN-0006143
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SDN-0006142
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SDN-0055410
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SDN-0055286


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