Descendants of the late legendary athlete Jim Thorpe on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let them re-bury his remains on Indian land in his native Oklahoma.

The plaintiffs in Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma v. Borough of Jim Thorpe invoked the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 as justification for their removal of his remains from a cemetery in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, named after him as part of an effort to capitalize on his fame.

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