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According to William Jakub author of the article titled "Moses Yellow Horse: The Tragic Career of a Pittsburgh Pirate the story of Moses-Yellow Horse,pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the first full-blooded" Indian to play major league baseball begins in 1898.
Jakub states that Moses was born to Thomas and Clara Yellow-Horse,who lived on a 160 acre farm near Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Jakub further states that Moses attended the Federal Indian School at Chiloco, Oklahoma,where in addition to hi studies he honed his baseball skills and love of the game. Jakub says that in 1917 ,at the age of 19 Moses was playing both varsity ball and semi-pro ball. Furthermore Jakub states in 1920 he helped pitch the Travelers of Little Rock to the Southern Association Championship,sporting a record of 21 wins and 7 losses.
According to Jakub the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Yellow-Horse in 1921 and in his rookie season in 1921 he finished the season with a 5-3 record and he helped the Pirates finish in second place behind the Giants.
In 1922 Yellow- Horse had a 3-1 record after appearing in 28 games and he was traded in December of 1922 to the Sacramento Senators of the Pacific Coast League. Jakbu states his career ended in the Minors in 1924 because of constant injuries.
* This great member of the Pawnee Nation died on April 10,1964 of an apparent heat attack. He was buried with the traditional Pawnee ceremonies and interred in the North Indian Cemetery,Pawnee, Oklahoma. In his honor,an annual softball tournament was initiated,and by the late 1960's a housing projects was erected bearing his name.
Also note that his death received no mention in any of the racist Pittsburgh newspapaers in 1964.(The Pittsburgh Post Gazette-Pittsburgh Press)
Blogger Black Buzz says that Yellow-Horse was a fearless true American hero an excellent role model for all the indigenous tribes young people and for all Americans that believe that if you work hard enough that even in the wake of naked overt individual and systemic racism that good will triumph over the evil of the American dilemma(Racism).