The Carlisle Indian School football team with their Harvard victory ball, November, 1911.
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Jim Thorpe and 1911 Carlisle Indian School Football Team with football which reads "1911, Indians 18, Harvard 15)

Credit: Courtesy of the Cumberland County Historical Society

In the early 1900s, games between the Carlisle Indian School and the nation's top collegiate football teams usually ended in a Carlisle victory. Indeed, between 1894 and the school's closure in 1918, the Carlisle Indians compiled a better winning percentage (.647) than any college team. Guided by Coach Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner and star halfback Jim Thorpe (seated third from the right), Carlisle went 11-1 in 1911, and on November 11 scored one of the most stunning upsets in football history when they beat powerhouse Harvard, 18-15.

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