"Jim Thorpe An Athlete for the Ages"by Ellen Labrecque By Tanner Smart

"It is believed that Hiram and Charlotte met at a powwow, or large Indian gathering." Page 5

Based on the context clues "powwow" is a North American Indian ceremony.

Back in those days, polygamy was an accepted practice in Indian culture." Page 5

Based on the context clues "polygamy" is the practice of having more than one spouse.

"But according to lore, by the time by the time Hiram had returned home, Jim had already ran away from school, taken a shortcut, and beaten Hiram to their door!" Page 8

Based on the context clues "lore" means a message passed on by mouth.

"One day, after Jim and his older brother George went fishing instead of watching over the livestock, Jim's father was irate" P.10

Based on the context clues "irate" means characterized by great anger.

"Jim was in dismal when his twin brother died." Page 8

Based on the context clues "Dismal" means depressing.

"Pop warner told press the Jim excels at all sports."Page 103

Based on the context clues "Exel" means to be good at something.

"Jims gold medals were taken away but posthumously given back."Page 122

Based on the context clues "posthumously" means awarded.

"This gold medal was for the last of the Games the Decathlon." P.1

Based on the context clues "Decathlon" is an Olympic event.

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