Grace F. Thorpe collection - Scrapbook: Return Surplus Lands to Indian People, 1971
About the Project
Help up transcribe "Scrapbook: Return Surplus Lands to Indian People, 1971" (Box 2, Folder 1) from the Grace F. Thorpe collection! These include newspaper clippings, letters and photographs from Grace's work as an Indian Activist fighting for surplus land acquisition and use.
Grace Thorpe (1921-2008), Sac and Fox, was a WWII veteran and Native Rights activist. The daughter of famed athlete Jim Thorpe, Grace served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1943-1945. She served as a recruiter for the WAC before being sent overseas to New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. Grace was later awarded the Bronze star for her service in the Battle of New Guinea. Following the end of the war, Grace remained in Japan with her husband Lieutenant Fred W. Seeley and worked at General MacArthur Headquarters as Chief of the Recruitment Section, Department of Army Civilians.