Jim Thorpe would have turned 125 on May 28. Or would he? According to the late Grace Thorpe, one of Jim's daughters, Jim's baptismal certificate indicates that he was born in 1887, not 1888. Kate Buford is the author of "Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe." From 1994 to 1999 Buford was a commentator for NPR's "Morning Edition." She's an occasional commentator for American Public Media's "Marketplace."
"Native American Son: The Life And Sporting Legend Of Jim Thorpe"
By Nathan Puhl • Jun 5, 2013