Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota Sioux) remains the only American to ever win the 10,000 meters. He won gold at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In Hawaii, the beach tradition was more than a demonstration of athleticism. It was an expression of identity at a time when Native Hawaiian culture was being repressed, making Kahanamokuís silver medal all the more poignant.
While the exhibit concentrates on the 1912 team, visitors will also learn about Native American athletes who competed in other Olympic Games, including the second Native American to win a gold medal, Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota Sioux), who won the 10,000 meters in Tokyo in 1964.
Mills is still the only American ever to win the event. No American has medaled since.
Adams said that, at its core, the exhibit is directed toward the modern generation of Native American youths.
He hopes to encourage sportsmanship as ďan alternative to all the problems that still exist on the reservation.Ē
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.