Herb Didrickson

Herb Didrickson was given the perfect Tlingit name, Junkhateen, which translates in English to “fast or quick hands.” A great all-around athlete of mixed ancestry – Tlingit and Norwegian – the 5-10 Didrickson outran, outpassed, outshot, and even outjumped opponents almost a foot taller. Considered by many as the Jim Thorpe of Alaska, Didrickson dominated in basketball, baseball, track and field, and cross country growing up in the Southeast community of Sitka.

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