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The History and Significance of Running in Native American Culture

In the play The Moon in Two Windows (2007), by N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), the Native American students at the Carlisle boarding school, including famous olympian Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox), are known as great runners in the late 1800s. This presentation will discuss the history of running in Native American tribes, and the different ways running is used in Native American culture, from spreading awareness of the different issues happening in Native American communities to running as a way to connect spiritually.

Rebecca Grome '24