High Court Denies Cert In Thorpe Dispute, 3 Other Native American Cases

(October 6, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 5 declined to review four cases involving Native American issues, including a dispute over the remains of legendary Indian athlete Jim Thorpe.

Thorpe Case

In the Thorpe case, the surviving sons of Thorpe had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and allow them to pursue the reburial of their father on Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma Indian grounds in Thorpe’s native Oklahoma (Sac and Fox Nation...
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