"In 1922, dog kennel owner Walter Lingo joined forces with star athlete Jim Thorpe to create a professional football team named the Oorang Indians. This book tells the remarkable story of how the Oorang Indians, comprised entirely of Native Americans, spent two seasons in the NFL traveling throughout the country, playing professional football, and advertising Lingo's Airedale dogs. The Indians and the Airedales were an instant hit everywhere, captivating fans and newspaper writers alike. Full of wonderful quotes, colorful anecdotes, and original research, this book reveals the true and forgotten story of one of the NFL's pioneering teams."-- Provided by publisher.