July 31, 2018
In 1912, JIm Thorpe became the first Native American to win Olympic gold medals. (Photo by IOC/Olympic Museum Collections)
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After 10 years, 30 nominees and decades of discovery, the first National Native American Hall of Fame will induct 12 honorees in October. Arizona’s Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman to die in combat as a member of U.S. military, is among those who will be celebrated.