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Joseph Manus 1895

 

A high-level competitor in wrestling, track and football late in the 19th century.  He played left guard on the Hillsdale College 1893 MIAA championship football team.  A full-blooded Cherokee from the Indian Territory, he returned to Oklahoma where he was elected representative from Cherokee Country to Oklahoma’s first legislature. Became the interpreter for the Cherokee Supreme Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class of 2001