TIL that on June 24, 1922, the American Professional Football Association changes its name to the National Football League. One of the NFL teams was the Oorang Indians of LaRue, Ohio, an all-Indian team to be coached by Jim Thorpe

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  1. “The Oorang Indians (/ˈuːræŋ/) were a traveling team in the National Football League from LaRue, Ohio (near Marion). The franchise was a novelty team put together by Walter Lingo to market his Oorang dog kennels. All of the Indians players were Native American, with Jim Thorpe serving as its leading player and coach. The team played in the National Football League in 1922 and 1923. Of the 20 games they played over two seasons, only one was played at “home” in nearby Marion. With a population well under a thousand people, LaRue remains the smallest town ever to have been the home of an NFL franchise, or probably any professional team in any league in the United States.”

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