Tewanima (winner), Arquette (came in 5th) (LOC)

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Tewanima (winner), Arquette (came in 5th)

[1911 May 6]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows Hopi American long distance runner and Olympic medal winner Louis Tewanima (1888-1969) and Mitchell Arquette, member of the cross country team of Carlise Indian School, after marathon in New York City, May 6, 1911. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, May 7, 1911)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Track athletics
Indians of North America

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

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Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.09176

Call Number: LC-B2- 2194-5

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  1. danperry.com 87 months ago | reply

    They won, yet look so distrustful. What a great shot.

  2. krikketgirl 85 months ago | reply

    LEWIS TEWANIMA (HOPI) One of America's greatest long distance runners. Member of U.S. Olympic Team in 1908 and 1912. In 1912 he set the U.S. record for the 10,000 meter run, winning an Olympic silver medal. This record stood until 1964 when it was broken by Oglala Lakota Billy Mills. Tewanima also set the world record for the indoor 10 mile race, at Madison Square Garden.

    (from www.racismagainstindians.org/Perspectives/Essays/FamousNa...


  3. krikketgirl 85 months ago | reply

    Also, found this mention:

    "Mitchell Arquette has been elected captain of the cross country team_ for‘ 1910. “Chon” has been coming to the front as a distance runner and will take John Corn’s place as Tewanima’s running mate in the distance events of the year." -January 14, 1910 Arrow (pub. Carlisle Indian School)

  4. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 54 months ago | reply

    Louis Tewanima (1888 – January 18, 1969) was an American two-time Olympic distance runner and silver medalist in the 10,000 meter run in 1912. He was a Hopi Indian and ran for the Carlisle Indian School where he was a teammate of Jim Thorpe.


  5. Anne (LOC P&P) 54 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the full names of these runners. We'll add them to the record next time we update.

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