Who was the first Native American to play pro-football?
Jim Thorpe (link below) was probably the first American Indian to play pro football. He played professionally with the Pine Village Pros in Indiana in 1913 and later went on to become the first president of the NFL, where he also played for the Oorang Indians (an all-American Indian team) in Ohio.
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The first American collegiate game of football was played in 1869in New Brunswick, New Jersey by Rutgers College and PrincetonUniversity. Rutgers won this game. From that point on Americanfootball has become a billion dollar collegiate and professionalsport. This not to be confused by the world's ga…me of footballwhich is called soccer in America. ( Full Answer )
There are more than 700 different Native American languages spoken in North and South America. You will have to be more specific. If you are not sure which language you are talking about, here is a partial list of the most common Native American languages in North America: . Abnaki, Eastern . … Achumawi . Afro-Seminole Creole . Ahtena . Alabama . Aleut . Alsea . Angloromani . Apache, Jicarilla . Apache, Kiowa . Apache, Lipan . Apache, Mescalero-Chiricahua . Apache, Western . Arapaho . Arikara . Assiniboine . Atakapa . Atsugewi . Barbareño . Biloxi . Blackfoot . Caddo . Cahuilla . Carolina Algonquian . Carolinian . Catawba . Cayuga . Chamorro . Chehalis, Lower . Chehalis, Upper . Cherokee . Chetco . Cheyenne . Chickasaw . Chimariko . Chinook . Chinook Wawa . Chippewa . Chitimacha . Choctaw . Chumash . Clallam . Cocopa . Coeur d'Alene . Columbia-Wenatchi . Comanche . Coos . Coquille . Cowlitz . Cree, Plains . Crow . Cruzeño . Cupeño . Dakota . Degexit'an . Delaware . Delaware, Pidgin . Esselen . Evenki . Eyak . Galice . Gros Ventre . Gwich'in . Halkomelem . Han . Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai . Hawai'i Creole English . Hawai'i Pidgin Sign Language . Hawaiian . Hidatsa . Ho-Chunk . Holikachuk . Hopi . Hupa . Ineseño . Inupiaq . Inupiatun, North Alaskan . Inupiatun, Northwest Alaska . Iowa-Oto . Jemez . Jingpho . Kalapuya . Kalispel-Pend D'oreille . Kansa . Karkin . Karok . Kashaya . Kato . Kawaiisu . Keres, Eastern . Keres, Western . Kickapoo . Kiowa . Kitsai . Klamath-Modoc . Koasati . Koyukon . Kumiai . Kuskokwim, Upper . Kutenai . Lakota . Luiseño . Lumbee . Lushootseed . Mahican . Maidu, Northeast . Maidu, Northwest . Maidu, Valley . Makah . Malecite-Passamaquoddy . Mandan . Mattole . Menominee . Meskwaki . Miami . Michif . Micmac . Mikasuki . Miwok, Bay . Miwok, Central Sierra . Miwok, Coast . Miwok, Lake . Miwok, Northern Sierra . Miwok, Plains . Miwok, Southern Sierra . Mohave . Mohawk . Mohegan-Montauk-Narragansett . Mokilese . Molale . Mono . Muskogee . Nanticoke . Natchez . Navajo . Nawathinehena . Nez Perce . Nisenan . Nooksack . Nottoway . Obispeño . Ofo . Ohlone, Northern . Ohlone, Southern . Okanagan . Omaha-Ponca . Oneida . Onondaga . Osage . Ottawa . Paiute, Northern . Pawnee . Piro . Piscataway . Plains Indian Sign Language . Pomo, Central . Pomo, Eastern . Pomo, Northeastern . Pomo, Northern . Pomo, Southeastern . Pomo, Southern . Potawatomi . Powhatan . Purepecha . Purisimeño . Quapaw . Quechan . Quileute . Quinault . Salinan . Salish, Southern Puget Sound . Salish, Straits . Sea Island Creole English . Seneca . Serrano . Shasta . Shawnee . Shoshoni . Siuslaw . Skagit . Snohomish . Spanish . Spokane . Takelma . Tanacross . Tanaina . Tanana, Lower . Tanana, Upper . Tenino . Tewa . Tillamook . Timbisha . Tiwa, Northern . Tiwa, Southern . Tlingit . Tohono O'odham . Tolowa . Tonkawa . Tsimshian . Tübatulabal . Tunica . Tuscarora . Tutelo . Tututni . Twana . Umatilla . Unami . Ute-Southern Paiute . Ventureño . Wailaki . Walla Walla . Wampanoag . Wappo . Wasco-Wishram . Washo . Wichita . Wintu . Wiyot . Wyandot . Yakima . Yaqui . Yokuts . Yuchi . Yuki . Yurok . Zuni ( Full Answer )
Charles Follis , a.k.a "The Black Cyclone," (ca. 1879-1910) signed a contract to play football for money on September 16, 1904, becoming the sport's first black professional.. In 1899, Follis helped organize the varsity football team at his high school in Wooster, Ohio. He was elected captain by hi…s white schoolmates, and he led them to an undefeated season.. After graduation, Follis played with an amateur Wooster team before being lured to the Shelby Blues of the American Professional Football Association.. Injury ended Follis' football career a couple of years later. He played professional baseball for a while.. In 1910, Follis died of pneumonia. He was 31.. Reference: Akron Beacon Journal,"Wooster man was first black in pro football" - Sept. 16, 2003 ( Full Answer )
The first evidence of inhabitants of Wyoming show they probably arrived about 11,500 B.C. through the Bering Straight, possibly part of the Clovis culture. Later, the Shoshone, Arapaho, Cheyenne and Crow lived in the eastern portion of the area with the Ute in the western portion.
It was a sort of practice for war, a way of honing the skills that were required in war and it is believed that the preparations for the game were much the same as the preparations for war. Not only for that but some of the tribes that lived in Florida such as the siminols used it as a way to get a…ll the warriors from another tribe out of there village so they could go in and lets just say take there wemon and burn down there village. Tim Haynes Philadelphia, MS ( Full Answer )
This question is not easy to answer. For starters, it depends upon what was meant by "olympics." I have found no record of Native Americans participating in Olympics prior to 1904 and that is the rub. The 1904 Olympics were held in conjunction with the St. Louis World's Fair (officially called the L…ouisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition) and included competitions not normally considered olympic events, such as Anthropology Days in which indigeneous people from several countries competed against each other in competitions in which they were unfamiliar.. The answer being sought is probably Frank Pierce, younger brother of Carlisle Indian School football immortals, Bemus and Hawley Pierce, who competed in the marathon. However, that answer may be technically incorrect if nonstandard events are included. For more on Native American participation in the early Olympics refer to my blog in which I am running a series on that subject: www.TomBenjey.WordPress.com. Entry http://tombenjey.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/native-americans-in-1904-olympics-part-i/ begins the discussion beginning with the 1904 games. ( Full Answer )
pretty much all over the country but were seen mainly in the east when the pilgrims came to the U.S
Native Americans were in the Memphis area long before anyone laid claim to the area. When De Soto explored the area he was the first outsider to see the Indians and there land. The Indians hated him so much when he died he was buried in the Mississippi river so the Indians would not destroy his body…. ( Full Answer )
They taught the pilgrims how to hunt and different ways to plant fertile crops. Because of this, the animals hunted and the crops harvested became their meal of thanks.
This question doesn't make sense. The word "Indians" is used to refer to people from India, or to Native Americans. So you're asking who was the first Native American to meet the Native Americans!
The first Native American to greet the Pilgrims was Samoset. Hegreeted and spoke to them in English, which he had learned prior totheir arrival from some English sailors.
squanto was the first native to *help* the pilgrims, but he didnt meet them until later, since the Indians that did meet the pilgrims didn't know English. Squanto was one of the most famous one too
please help The native America first treaty the European with kindness, if it had not been for the Native America in 1607 in Plymouth, mass. the England would have die of starvation because they did not know how to grow food. The Native America taught them how to plant corn, first you drill a hole… in the ground with a stick, then you put a fish in the bottom of the hole and then you put in a kennel of corn. Once the earth became 78 degrees the corn would grow. ( Full Answer )
John Smith and William Strachey compiled short dictionaries (word lists) of the Powhatan language in the period 1612 to 1624, but these lists were far from complete. A Spanish Franciscan priest wrote the first Nahuatl (Aztec) grammar in 1547, but this was not specifically a dictionary. Nahuatl di…ctionaries were produced by the Spanish during the 1550s and these are certainly the earliest native American dictionaries. The earliest known example was written by Alonso de Molina and titled Aqui comienÃ§a un vocabulario en la lengua castellana y mexicana . [Mexico: Juan Pablos, 1555] Roger Williams' dictionary of the Natick (Narragansett) language of 1643 is often wrongly stated to be the first native American dictionary, but this is clearly false. The idea seems to be based on the incorrect premise that "native American" only applies to North America - it definitely does not. . ( Full Answer )
yes, they played a game called hoop and pole that they used for accuracy while hunting
I think the first tribe to ever step foot on this land is the Iroqouis.
The first was the Navajo Indians. After giving thought to the answer, it may in fact be a correct and legitimate answer. It could have been a simple throw out answer that hit the mark by accident but here is a plausible explanation. By Jewish Tradition a Minyon mandates 10 men to form a community a…nd the same numerical value often exists among Native American Hierarchy which of course an accident based upon the number of digits humans have on their hands. A tribal council often mandated the same number of men present before a decision effecting the "tribe" had any validity. It is therefore possible that the first time a "Native American Tribe" came together in the Hawaiian Islands was when the Navajo Code Talkers assembled there after their training in California to be teamed up to Marine Regiments. Serendipity? ( Full Answer )
Ivy League schools had been playing various types of kicking games as far back as the 1820s. The first recognized intercollegiate football game happened in 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton, although that game probably resembled soccer more than the game we know today.
The first Native American to win an Oscar was Dan George. This wasin the 1970s. Native Americans weren't normally handed awards.
No. The first confirmed werewolf was found in Sicily in 1923. The werewolf had been terrorizing the local town, Licata, reportedly killing 17 over a two-week span. The Italian army, under Gen. Federico Count Baistrocchi, dispatched of the creature. The autopsy revealed that it was, in fact, a werewo…lf, or, in Italian, a lupo mannaro. Unfortunately, Hitler demanded its remains from Italy in 1937 as a way of trying to further improve the Aryan race. While it's clear he was unsuccessful, there is no record on what happened to the remains after it was given to the Third Reich. I'm a Cultural Studies professor at Yale. I particularly focus on urban legends, myths, and superstitions, and finding the hidden truth in them. Hope this helps. ( Full Answer )
There is not a certain time when Native Americans first existed.They lived as Native Americans since the beginning of time.
No. The fact is that we do not know who the first "Americans" were. There are a number of theories but no conclusive proof that can be traced back to any other culture. Some theories place the first immigrants coming from: . Polynesia . South East Asia . Japan . Siberia . China . Northern E…urope . North Africa . Middle East It is just as possible (although undoubtedly refuted by anthropologists and archaeologists) that human life could have begun in and abandoned the Western Hemisphere, only to return at a later time. Keep in mind that paleoanthropology and paleoarchaeology are largely scientific guesswork. ( Full Answer )
Not quite. While no one knows who the first people were to cross over into what is now Alaska--could have been the ancient Siberians, perhaps the Ainu--those that remained and settled obviously became Native Americans.
Because they were born there, they were living on that land first for years. Just like the people from Spain where birthed there but then they migrated to America. They were from Asia, but during the ice age they walked over the sea. After the ice age the realized what they had done so they split up… and developed different lifestyles in America. ( Full Answer )
No, there were others before him. Some of the baseball players who played in MLB before Jim Thorpe were ... 1) Louis Francis Sockalexis was from the Penobscot tribe and played outfield in MLB between 1897-1899 for the Cleveland Spiders of the National League. He was an excellent athlete and playe…d football and ran track as well as playing baseball. He was the first Native American to play in MLB. 2) Charles Albert Bender was from the Ojibwa tribe and an MLB pitcher who began his career with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1903. He won 212 career games, was on 3 World Series winning teams, and elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. 3) John Tortes Meyers was from the Cahuilla tribe and an MLB catcher who began his career with the New York Giants in 1909. He played for 9 seasons and had a career batting average of .291 and played on 4 World Series teams, unfortunately, all losing teams. His best season was 1912 when he hit .358 and led the National League in on base percentage at .441. ( Full Answer )
Yes Native Americans were allowed to play before Jim Thorpe. Typically the racial barrier in sports was specifically directed towards African Americans and generally players from Latin, Native American or other ethnic groups were allowed to play. One such example is Jimmy Claxton who was one of the… first to brake the professional baseball color barrier when he played two games for the Oakland Oaks. Claxton was allowed to play because it was believed he was Native American from a Oklahoma tribe; However within a week, a friend of Claxton revealed that he had both Negro and Native American ancestors, and Claxton was promptly fired. ( Full Answer )
Fred Sasakamoose was the first First Nations (Canadian equivalent to "Native American") NHL player. He played 11 games for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1953-54. He is now an elder of the Ahtahkapoop Cree Nation and a senator of the First Nations Government.
The home territory of the Nez Perce was in the southeast corner of what became Washington state.
The Icelandic Sagas record that the Viking settlement of Vinland in what is now Newfoundland made contact with native tribes there about the year 1000 A.D.. They both traded and fought with them. After that, the next contact was by Christopher Colombus in 1492. agricultural chiefdoms
Lacrosse was originally a way for Native Americans to test their strength, endurance, and speed. They used this game as a way to settle disputes, prepare for war, or for leadership. Women were forbidden to play because the game was unsafe and had no padding involved as it does today. Games could las…t several months at a time and often people were killed or severely injured. ( Full Answer )
Yes native Americans did play lacrosse. they invented it, but they played it differently than we do today.
A lot of people don't really know for sure. But archeologists predicted that they either came from the Ice Bridge from Russia of Asia that led to what is now Alaska and they walked down North America. We may never know where they came from, to be honest. I hope this helps you!
Yes. That's why They're called native Americans! They were here first, until the Europeans came, and took over America.
The most common is the Haudenosaunee and Algonquins. A smaller group of Algonquins is the Lenape. The Lenape id divided into 3 clans. The clan are the Munsee, Unami, and Unalachtigo. The Haudenosaunee was when 5 clans was in a confederation. they joined together and was known as the Haudenosaunee. T…he 5 clans that joined together was the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas.the name Haudenosaunee means people of longhouse in the native Americans language. The Haudenosaunee tribe spoke Iroquoian. The Algonquins groups were larger then the Haudenosaunee. The Haudenosaunee lived in longhouses in village for protection from other Tribes. The Algonquins on the other hand lived in wigwams made of reeds. The Algonquins depended most on the hunting.On the other hand the Haudenosaunee depended more on farming then hunting. The men did all the hunting and the woman took care of the children. The food the Haudenosaunee plants are called the three sisters. They are called the three sisters because they support each other. The three sisters are the maize,beans, and squash. Maize is a type of corn and Maize in Spanish means corn. The Algonquins and Haudenosaunee both used all the parts of the animal. When they capture one they would kill it and praise it for giving them food. When a child first capture a bear he cuts the bear claw. Then, the mom makes it into a necklace. The necklaces proves that the child already hunted a bear. Today There are still Native Americans living on the Earth. Ancient asiatic peoples crossing Behring strait to follow games and food resources ( Full Answer )
When the Native Americans arrived, approximately 10,000 years ago, no other human beings were living in the Americas.
Actually, there were two Native Americans who befriended the Pilgrims, Samoset and Squanto. Because of this friendship, Thanksgiving was invented.
The English/Europeans were not used to the harsh winters that North America offered its inhabitants, and so the Native Americans saved the Europeans by showing them how to survive the winters when they first arrived. I hope that helps!
Hawaii was not part of the USA until it became a state on 21 August 1959, when all its aboriginal inhabitants officially became "native Americans" almost by accident and at the click of a switch. So there was no "first native American in Hawaii". Prior to 1959 the Hawaiian islanders had absol…utely no connection at all with native American people - they are Polynesians, related to the Maoris of New Zealand, the Tahitians, the Easter Islanders and all the native peoples of Polynesia. The first known European contact with the natives of Hawaii was by English Captain James Cook in 1778, so it is surprising that the area did not become part of Great Britain instead of the USA. ( Full Answer )
That's an interesting question and not an easy concept to understand, for several reasons: . You are thinking of a prehistoric time long before any of the tribal groups we know today came into existence. The people were Pleistocene Siberian hunter-gatherers who had no concept of Asia or North Am…erica. . The continents of Asia and North America were one large land mass, joined together at the Bering land bridge, so there was no feeling of people travelling to a new land, they were simply extending their existing hunting areas and following game animals. . The migrations across the Bering land bridge happened many times by people speaking many different languages, in successive waves of migration. This explains the huge number of later language groups found throughout the Americas. . Some historians suggest that the earliest wave of migrants were those who journeyed the furthest south into South America - the distant ancestors of the Tierra del Fuegans - but this may not be the case. . For a very long time, historians thought that the earliest evidence for Man in the Americas was the Clovis culture of 11,500 years ago. From the late 1990s, however, archaeology has uncovered sites in Chile and Brazil that may be 12,500 years old. A rock shelter in Pennsylvania has provided dates up to 16,000 years old; some people claim to have found evidence dating to even before this time. Archaeological finds and studies continue, so science will eventually provide an answer to the oldest evidence of Man in the Americas, but as yet there is none. I recommend that you buy and read a copy of the book "In the Hands of the Great Spirit" by Jake Page, which examines all the scientific evidence for the Siberian migrations into the Americas, as well as some of the native stories about tribal origins. ( Full Answer )
There is dna evidence that Native Americans and Polynesians came in contact before Europeans came to the Americas. This dna evidence was found in remains that pre date first contact with Europeans.
Native American Indians migrated from what we knew then was the far east so 10 thousand years ago. The prevailing theory is that they crossed a "landbridge" that connected Alaska with Russia during the ice age.
Many people believe that the Bering Strait was much smaller, shallower, or even non-existant when the Natives crossed into the American continent from Asia, making a kind of land bridge. If you type "Inuits" into google images, you can see that many Inuits (or Eskimos) have Asian features, which sup…ports this idea. ( Full Answer )
Native Americans were in the area long before Georgia was named and created a state. They may have been there for 20,000 years or more; white people have been there for less than 500 years.
No, they only became "native Americans" after they migrated into the Americas - it follows that there were human beings before those migrations took place. America may have been first populated only around 20,000 years ago (the date is still being investigated); the first modern humans in Asia li…ved perhaps 60,000 years ago. The earliest modern humans (Homo sapiens) evolved in East Africa around 200,000 years ago. ( Full Answer )
Long before the name "Michigan" was used, the area was home to people today called Palaeo-Indians ("ancient Indians"), from about 14,000 years ago. We know almost nothing about these people , the languages they spoke, the names of their tribes, personal names and the elements of the their religion …or even their diet. This lack of knowledge is simply because there was nobody around to write about them and they had no writing system of their own. All we can know is what is in the archaeological record. They were hunter-gatherers who lived in very small family groups, constantly moving from place to place - exactly as you would imagine a Neolithic people to live. These people were followed about 4,000 years ago by the Archaic culture (archaic simply means "old"); these people settled in villages and they began to use native copper. ( Full Answer )
"Texas" is a modern concept, a purely artificial division of the North American land mass - it did not exist as Texas when the first native Americans arrived. The very early natives in the area that became Texas were the pre-Clovis culture, perhaps as much as 15,500 years ago. These people are …known only by their chert tools. ( Full Answer )
John Smith and William Strachey compiled short dictionaries (word lists) of the Powhatan language in the period 1612 to 1624, but these lists were far from complete. A Spanish Franciscan priest wrote the first Nahuatl (Aztec) grammar in 1547, but this was not specifically a dictionary. Nahuatl di…ctionaries were produced by the Spanish during the 1550s and these are certainly the earliest native American dictionaries. The earliest known example was written by Alonso de Molina and titled Aqui comienÃ§a un vocabulario en la lengua castellana y mexicana . [Mexico: Juan Pablos, 1555] Roger Williams' dictionary of the Natick (Narragansett) language of 1643 is often wrongly stated to be the first native American dictionary, but this is clearly false. The idea seems to be based on the incorrect premise that "native American" only applies to North America - it definitely does not. ( Full Answer )
If you are asking about the first dictionary of a native American language, the answer is: John Smith and William Strachey compiled short dictionaries (word lists) of the Powhatan language in the period 1612 to 1624, but these lists were far from complete. A Spanish Franciscan priest wrote the… first Nahuatl (Aztec) grammar in 1547, but this was not specifically a dictionary. Nahuatl dictionaries were produced by the Spanish during the 1550s and these are certainly the earliest native American dictionaries. The earliest known example was written by Alonso de Molina and titled Aqui comienÃ§a un vocabulario en la lengua castellana y mexicana . [Mexico: Juan Pablos, 1555] Roger Williams' dictionary of the Natick (Narragansett) language of 1643 is often wrongly stated to be the first native American dictionary, but this is clearly false. The idea seems to be based on the incorrect premise that "native American" only applies to North America or just the USA - it definitely does not. . ( Full Answer )
Tobacco was used at ceremonies and celebrations and had sacred meaning to many different Native tribes. It was smoked inside the peace pipe or calumet. The smoke from the burning tobacco was believed to send one's prayers directly to the Great Spirit, known to them as the creator of all.
About 15000 years ago during the last ice age when the oceans weremuch lower than now people from Asia began crossing what is called"the Bering land bridge" (a strip of land over 1000 miles widenorth to south linking Asia and Alaska). Between 15000 years ago and 12000 years ago they lived on "theBer…ing land bridge" and southwestern parts of Alaska that were freeof ice. Other Asian peoples also joined them during this 3000 yearperiod and interbred with each other, forming a people more likemodern Native Americans than their various Asian ancestral peoples. About 12000 years ago an ice free passage opened from Alaska goingsouth across Canada and these early Native Americans began enteringthe main part of North America. It is also believed that about thesame time some Native Americans began following the western coastof North America south from Alaska. Other Asian peoples continued to cross "the Bering land bridge" fora few thousand more years until the level of the oceans rose andsubmerged it again. They interbred with existing Native Americansin Alaska and some of them also moved south. ( Full Answer )