Chats with Champions is proud to present Ed Rice on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. in the Porter Meeting Hall of Skidompha Library. RIce is the author of Baseball’s First Indian: The Story of Penobscot Legend Louis Sockalexis
Born in 1871 on Maine’s Penobscot Indian reservation and nephew of a chief, Louis Sockalexis became professional baseball’s first Native American player. Ultimately, his prowess on the diamond inspired the name Cleveland’s baseball team carries today. Rice will present a talk to raise awareness of the Louis Sockalexis Monument Organization, a nonprofit dedicated to building a monument in Maine to honor the athlete.