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CARLISLE FOOTBALL TEAM, 1911

The eleven players shown in this picture make up most of the Carlisle Indian School team of 1911. Henry Roberts, whose voice is heard in the film, is in the front, at the far right. Jim Thorpe is far right, in the backfield. That year was Thorpe's first year as a First-Team All American. Carlisle went 11-1 that year. Its greatest win was a stunning upset against Harvard, 18-15. All of Carlisle's points were scored by Thorpe. Except for this one loss Harvard seemed invincible. It went undefeated for the next three years.

carlisle team
 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A Moira Productions Film in association with Datline Productions, 2008, Lillian Lincoln Foundation