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DATELINE Nov. 9, 1907 — The Carlisle Indians Finally Have Their Day at Harvard

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Eleven times, the Carlisle Indians have traveled to Boston to take on the Harvard Crimson. Eleven times, they have gone home defeated. Before the game, here’s what Coach Pop Warner told the Indians: Boys, today you face the sons and grandsons of the men who conquered your people. They are the descendants of the white men who ordered the ruination of your tribes. And now, the sons and grandsons of your conquerors want their turn to fight the tribe that has risen against them: the Carlisle Indians. But this time, unlike the wars of the past, the contest between red men and white will be waged on equal terms. This time, the playing field is level and you’re going to…

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