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Billy Mills became the first Native American to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter run in 1964… on March 6, South Dakota Celebrates Billy Mills Day to recognize his achievements.
For PWNA, National Student Athlete Day reminds us of the importance of sports in Indian Country and the Native American athletes and professional teams who support Native causes.
Billy Mills, Jim Thorpe, “Chief” Bender, “Tarzan” Brown, “Injun Joe” Kapp and modern day Native American legends in pro sports: Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Vitorino, Kyle Lohse, Joba Chamberlain and Sam Bradford. The legacy lives on.