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Thorpe was raised as a Sauk and Fox.

His father's parents were Irish and Sauk and Fox and his mother's parents were French and Pottawatomie. Thorpe's mother was a descendant of Black Hawk, a great Sauk and Fox chief.

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He belonged to the Sac and Fox Tribes. His native name was Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to be "a path lighted by a great flash of lightning" or, more simply, "Bright Path".

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Native American gold medal winning athlete!

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