Jim Thorpe

In 1950, sportswriters from across the United States voted on who they thought was the greatest American athlete of the century but one you might not have heard of shone the brightest: the incomparable Jim Thorpe. Football, baseball, basketball player – he was...

John Rollin Ridge

We’ve had some great American Novelists? You’ve read some of them in school, right? But one writer you’ve probably never heard of is John Rollin Ridge, aka Yellow Bird: the first Native American to ever publish a novel about a fictitious Mexican folk hero no...