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Ledger Art & the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“In all of the years that I have been reading and studying about college football, the team representing the Carlisle Indian School has always taken on somewhat legendary proportions. Much of this probably came from reading about Jim Thorpe and his association with the school, or in reading about other schools that had to play the dreaded Carlisle Indians. Over the years I have read several books that deal at least in part with the Carlisle football team. However, I have never come across any publication that tells the entire story of that team, until now.  Therefore, when I was asked to review this significant new book I leapt at the opportunity.”

 Timothy Hudak

Sports Heritage Specialty Publications

From his review of Gridiron Gypsies for College Football Historical Society

In his talk, Dr. Benjey will share newly uncovered information about the founding of Carlisle Indian School that includes Francis Scott Key’s youngest daughter, her Copperhead senator husband, ledger art, and a future Episcopal saint in addition to the history of the fabulous football team.


May 7
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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