Jim Thorpe's Bright Path
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It wasn't easy for Jim Thorpe to become a famous respected athlete. As an American Indian, he was discriminated against and separated from his family. His twin brother died when they were only nine years old. His mother and father also died when he was still in school. But he learned to move forward with his life because he was so inspired by his family and his people.