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This is the grave of Michael Green and the future grave of Theda Perdue. Pioneering historians of Native America, both Green and Perdue have had impressive careers. Green finished his PhD from Iowa in 1973 before teaching at West Texas State, Monmouth, Iowa, Dartmouth, and Oklahoma before landing his last job at the University of […]
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This is the grave of Pete Rozelle. Born in South Gate, California in 1926, Rozelle played on the same high school sports teams as Duke Snider in Compton. After a military stint during World War II, Rozelle went to Compton Community College while getting a PR job for the Los Angeles Rams. He got know […]
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This is the grave of Pushmataha. Probably born in 1764 in modern-day Mississippi, Pushmataha became a warrior at an early age among the Choctaw and fought in their many wars against their Creek enemies. This was a time of extremely rapid change for the southern tribes, as the deer trade with Europeans that had become […]
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This is the grave of Adolph Rupp. Born in 1901 in Halstead, Kansas, Rupp grew up poor on a Kansas farm, but managed to attend the University of Kansas, where he was a backup on teams coached by Phog Allen and James Naismith, who was Allen’s assistant at the time even though he had actually […]
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