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Oorang Tribe football team picture with Jim Thorpe, October 27, 1922. The team, a National Football League franchise, was sponsored and managed by Airedale terrier breeder Walter Lingo. All of the players were Native American. They were based in LaRue, Ohio, the location of Lingo's kennels. Thorpe served as the team coach, a celebrity spokesperson for Oorang Airedales and played a few games. The team played two disappointing seasons in the NFL, 1922 and 1923. In 1922 their record was 5 wins and 8 losses; in 1923 2 wins and 10 losses.


Ohio Historical Society SC 1403, AL07881 from the Professional Football Teams Collection.


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