Billy Mills & Jim Thorpe

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. James Francis Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to Bright Path ) (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). 5.0/5

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Taught about Maria Tallchief, Ben Nighthorse-Campbell, Jim Thorpe, and Billy Mills. Hoping to inspire students to pursue greatness.
Happy 76th to William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938), the second Native American (after Jim Thorpe) to win an Olympic gold medal. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the only person from the western hemisphere to 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.
Today is a special day chosen to recognize a olympic champion, a warrior a wise elder Billy Mills. In honor of him I am sharing pictures of how our Hopi people keep the traditional of running brave alive. I've always loved him so much becuase I only got to meet my real grandmother Lydia Grant Brown on my mother's saide just once for about an hour and she showed us a beautiful shawl and explanied to the symbol on it was the emblem of the Sac and Fox nation which is a eagle with olympic circles to commemorate our own Olympic champion all around athlete Jim Thorpe. I also know of another noted olympic champion Lewis Tewanima from my fathers tribe the Hopi people. I am proud to have the blood of these warriors running through my viens. It makes me want to be healthy to be strong to have dignity and pride to be worthy to be a called a warrior. day Billy Mills (Makata Taka Hela) Billy Mills was born on June 30, 1938 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He is an Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Indian and he was raised on th ...
Full text of my MA thesis "Indianness and Expectation: Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills as Iconic Native American Athletes" is now in Proquest.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington has a new exhibit highlighting American Indians as Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills who won medals at the Olympic Games.
favorite color:blue favorite movie:Empire of the sun and Forest Gump favorite song:Suo gan favorite book:bible favorite games:i dont play games because it just a glich favorite subject in school:History and Math favorite drinks:Root beer favorite instrument:Alto sax. and Piano crush:no one but there is one Inspiration people:Billy Mills,Jim Thorpe,and Abe Lincoln Who I hate:Osuma Bin Laden(GO TO HE_ _) Who I loved _ _ _ _ _ Favorite Events:Jesus birthday Wish:to help poor communitys and poor people on the world favorite horror killer:Jason Voorhees
Did you know that these men and woman were orphans too? Scott Hamilton, figure skater, adopted as an infant. Lopez Lomong, U.S. Olympic track star, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Greg Louganis, Olympic diver, adopted as an infant. Guor Marial, Olympic runner, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Billy Mills, Olympic runner, orphaned at age 12. Babe Ruth, baseball star, raised in an orphanage. Jim Thorpe, multi-sport Olympic and professional athlete, orphaned as a teen. Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, African triathlete and advocate for the rights of the disabled.
Listening to Native Voice - Scott's and others remembrances of Russell Means' teachings - I was very lucky to learn of those early struggles and as with most struggles that reach a lateral point - sometimes the generations in front of us will never know unless we teach them - Assimilation is a dangerous state - this is what I learned from Russell Means' teachings - “Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century. We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.”
~~~ {{{ To see people who shared my journey and whose journey I shared is the most important thing. Then, I’m most excited looking forward to what the young athletes can do.” Mills and his wife, Pat, will be attending the 2012 Games in London, his ninth Summer Games and 12th overall. He says that he is quite excited to see world-record holding decathlete Ashton Eaton go for the gold on the 100th anniversary of one of Mills’ own heroes, Jim Thorpe, winning the gold in the event. }}} ~~
Steve, Melissa, Dena, Steph, James: Don't you love his work? And don't you love Billy Mills and Jim Thorpe? So...
Galan Rupp has just became the third american to medal in olympic history. He is the first non-indigenous American to medal for America in this event. The first two were Lewis Tewanima of the Hopi tribe and Billy Mills of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Tewanima earned a silver medal at the 1912 Stockholm games. He was also a teammate to the great Jim Thorpe at Carlisle Indian School. I used to hear tall tales of these two winning track meets on there own. Tewanima would run middle distance on up, as Jim Thorpe would do the rest. In the 1912 games both competed in a similar fasion as Tewanima captured a silver medal and Jim Thorpe won both the pentathlon and the decathlon. Billy Mills performance went down as one of the greatest upsets in olympic history as he won gold in the 1964 games. Just sharing a little 10k history :)
Steven Eagle Heart Harp Native American Athletes to Compete in the London 2012 Olympics By Cheryl Cedar Face · 07/27/2012 · 4 Comments Culture · Indian Country has an extra reason to celebrate today’s opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics: four Native American women will be competing for a medal in London. The women are competing one hundred years after Jim Thorpe won two gold medals at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. If they win, they will join Billy Mills (Oglala Sioux), Duke Kahanamoku (a Native Hawaiian), and Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox), as Native American medalists. Mary Killman, a member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma, will be competing in the Synchronized Duet Technical swimming event. She and her partner Mariya Koroleva qualified by placing 7th at the Federation Internationale de (FINA) Olympic Games Qualification tournament. Mary Spencer, First Nation Ojibway, will be competing in the 75-kilogram middleweight boxing event for Team Canada in women’s boxing Olympic debut. ...
I may be the only guy in the world who believes in the inspiration of others but people like Billy Mills and Jim Thorpe has given me the belief that we can still be Native and excel in our work is not only possible but inevitable.
Billy Mills, Jim Thorpe, Alwyn Morris, Waneek Miller.add to that list...Mary Spencer?
With the help of the Smithsonian, we created a very special story on Native American Olympians, including Jim Thorpe & Billy Mills. My man Bradley Bode did a phenomenal job editing the piece. Enjoy.
My special story on Native American Olympians, incl. Jim Thorpe & Billy Mills. Thanks to the Video:
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games in which Native athletes Jim Thorpe, Duke Kahanamoku, Andrew Sockalexis and Lewis Tewanima won Gold & Silver for the U.S. in Stockholm.
Check out these really cool pictures of the opening of the the gold medals restored to Thorpe’s family in 1983 for his victory in the 1912 decathlon and pentathlon events, the silver medal that Kahanamoku won in the 1912 Olympics, as well as the gold medal won by Billy Mills in the 1964 Games.Be sure to come check our “Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics," which opens on Friday, May 25 so you can see the medals on display!
The Olympics medals of Jim Thorpe, Billy Mills & Duke Kahanamoku just arrived for our new exhibit on
Remember that time when I got to hang out with Billy Mills and Jim Thorpe?
hers what it said "I think I'm Jim Thorpe Billy Mills. I run this know the deal".btw Becky has the photo of me & Billy
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