What’s missing from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio?
The names of the seventeen Native American players in a photo (below) displayed in the Hall. This storied all-Indian NFL team, the 1922 Oorang Indians, had Jim Thorpe (back row middle) as their player-coach, and fellow future Hall of Famer, Joe Guyon (front row left).
The above photo is displayed next to an all-white team, the Detroit Panthers, whose names and alma maters are displayed.
A little bit of research revealed the names of the unidentified Oorang Indians in the Hall’s photo. I sent the research to the PFHOF and hope they do the right thing: add the names of the players along with the schools they played for.
C’mon, Hall of Fame, this one is yours to win!
It’s as easy as this:
BACK L to R: Haskell Hill, Buck Jones, Elmer Busch, Jim Thorpe, Ted St. Germaine, Pete Calac, Reggie Attache
Carlisle & Haskell Carlisle Carlisle Carlisle Carlisle & Howard Carlisle & Sherman
W. Virginia Wesleyan
MIDDLE L-R: Leon Boutwell, Nick Lassa, Pearl Clark, Asa Walker, Baptist Thunder, Xavier Downwind
Carlisle Carlisle Carlisle Carlisle Haskell
FRONT L-R: Joe Guyon, Stillwell Sanooke, Bill Winneshek, Eagle Feather
Carlisle & Georgia Tech Carlisle Carlisle Carlisle
(Sanooke holds an Oorang Airedale, team mascot)