The California Indian Museum & Cultural Center’s 2012 lecture series includes a must-see event, their ‘Football Indian Style: The Carlisle Story’ lecture in which they’ll explore this still little-known era of sports history. Presenters will discuss “the important contributions these legendary players made in changing both the game of football and federal Indian policy,” a press release stated. The event is on Saturday, February 9, from 6-7:30 pm at 5250 Aero Drive, in Santa Rosa, California.
The Carlisle Indian School football team was the most dynamic, dazzling football program in all of college football by 1907. Coached by Gleen Scobey “Pop” Warner, and led by future Olympic champion Jim Thorpe, the Carlisle Indian School revolutionized the game, pioneering the forward pass, among other changes that turned football into the modern day, high-flying game you see today.
For more information, visit the California Indian Museum & Cultural Center’s website at www.cimcc.org, or call them at (707) 579-3004