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Tribal Representative Wayne Mitchell to Present Legislative Resolutions Calling on the Baseball Hall of Fame, Others to Recognize the Achievements of Penobscot Baseball Great Louis Sockalexis; Legislature Urges Cleveland Indians to Drop Use of the Mascot Chief Wahoo

On Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00 am the Penobscot Indian Nation will hold a press conference at the gravesite of Louis Sockalexis on Indian Island to receive two resolutions passed by the Maine Legislature last month calling on the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Indians, and Sports Illustrated to respect and to honor the athletic achievements of Louis Sockalexis and his cousin, Andrew Sockalexis. Penobscot Tribal Representative Wayne Mitchell will present the resolutions to Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis.

Who: Penobscot Nation including Chief Kirk Francis, Tribal Rep. Wayne Mitchell

When: Tuesday, July 28, 11 am

Where: gravesite of Louis Sockalexis, Center Street (across from the Baptist Church), Indian Island, Old Town

What: presentation of two legislative resolutions calling on the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cleveland Indians, and Sports Illustrated to acknowledge and to honor the athletic achievements of baseball great Louis Sockalexis and Olympic marathon runner Andrew Sockalexis

Additional
Information: Journalist and author Ed Rice will speak and be available to answer questions. Rice is the author of Baseballís First Indian and Native Trailblazer, biographies of Louis and Andrew Sockalexis

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