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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lewis Tewanima

Hopi Olympian

— Circa 1880-1969 —

 
 
Lewis Tewanima Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Lewis Tewanima Marker
Inscription.  A Hopi tribal antelope, he received a silver medal in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He lived most of his life on Second Mesa, Hopi Reservation, Arizona. He won more than 25 track records during his school years. In 1967 he was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. A race was organized to honor him on the reservation.

Sculptor and Donor:
Betty Butts
 
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 35° 4.387′ N, 98° 13.664′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is on East Central Boulevard (U.S. 62) 0.3 miles east of Southeast 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cochise (a few steps from this marker); Satanta (White Bear) (a
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few steps from this marker); Tecumseh (a few steps from this marker); Hosteen Klah (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Raven "Hosa" (within shouting distance of this marker); Geronimo (within shouting distance of this marker); Tohausan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
Regarding Lewis Tewanima. An American two-time Olympic distance runner and silver medalist in the 10,000 meter run in 1912
 
Also see . . .  Lewis Tewanima.
Louis Tewanima (1888 – January 18, 1969), also spelled Lewis Tewanima, was an American two-time Olympic distance runner and silver medalist in the 10,000 meter run in 1912.[1] He was a Hopi Indian and ran for the Carlisle Indian School where he was a teammate of Jim Thorpe. His silver medal in 1912 remained the best U.S. achievement in this event until another Native American, Billy Mills, won the gold medal in 1964. Tewanima also competed at the 1908 Olympics, where he finished
The Lewis Tewanima Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Lewis Tewanima Statue and Marker
in ninth place in the marathon. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Lewis Tewanima Statue and Marker from the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the Lewis Tewanima Statue and Marker from the park
Closeup of Lewis Tewanima Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
4. Closeup of Lewis Tewanima Statue
Lewis Tewanima in New York City image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Bain News Service, 1911
5. Lewis Tewanima in New York City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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