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Billy Mills, an Oglala-Lakota-Sioux American Indian from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA, is famous for becoming the first (and as of 2012, the only) American athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal for the 10,000 meters footrace.  1964 Tokyo

Billy Mills, an Oglala-Lakota-Sioux American Indian from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA, is famous for becoming the first (and as of the only) American athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal for the meters footrace.

Jim Thorpe~All American (Sports) Won More Olympic Gold than any other.  Native American Indian. (1887~1953) He Was the BEST of the BEST.

Somebody stole his shoes before his race. All he could find were two shoes of different sizes discarded in the trash can. One was too big so he wore extra socks. He ran his race like this, and got an Olympic gold medal, and set a world record.

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN MILITARY VETERAN — When Billy Mills won his Olympic gold medal in 1964 he was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).

Billy Mills was a Lakota Sioux Military Veteran, a Lt. He was the second runner of Native American descent to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 1888 – March was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and de

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before…

Jim Thorpe All-American gold medalist in pentathlon & decathlon. He played football, baseball & basketball professionally. Had Olympic medals taken away.

Billy Mills, an Oglala-Lakota-Sioux American Indian from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA, is famous for becoming the first (and as of 2012, the only) American athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal for the 10,000 meters footrace. 1964 Tokyo

Billy Mills, an Oglala-Lakota-Sioux American Indian from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA, is famous for becoming the first (and as of the only) American athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal for the meters footrace.

Jim Thorpe: A football All-America at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, he also won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Games - only to forfeit the medals after it was learned he had played semipro baseball. Those golds were restored to Thorpe's family in 1983.

Jim Thorpe won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Games - only to forfeit the medals after it was learned he had played semipro baseball. Those golds were restored to Thorpe's family in

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to "Bright Path")[1] (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953)[2] was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to "Bright (May 1888 – March

William Mervin Mills or "Billy" Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938), is the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the only American ever to win the Olympic gold in this event. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest of Olympic upsets.  A former United States Marine, Billy Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe.

William Mervin Mills or "Billy" Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela is the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. A former United States Marine, Billy Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe.

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