Buck Jones (American football)

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Horatio Buck Jones
Born October 23, 1888
Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, New York, United States
Died September 8, 1985(1985-09-08) (aged 96)[1]
Lewiston, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 210 pounds (95 kg)
Position(s) End
College Haskell Indian Nations University
1922 Oorang Indians

Horatio "White Cloud" Jones (October 23, 1888 – September 8, 1985) was a professional football player who played in the National Football League during the 1922 season.


Jones was born on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation and attended Haskell Indian Nations University.[2] In 1922, he joined the NFL's Oorang Indians for two games. The Indians were an early NFL franchise based in LaRue, Ohio, composed only of Native Americans, and coached by Jim Thorpe.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.profootballarchives.com/whit15700.html
  2. ^ "NFL Players who attended Haskell Indian Nations University". databaseSports.com. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Oorang Indians" (PDF). The Coffin Corner. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Whitman, Robert L. (1984). Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians: The N.F.L.'s Most Colorful Franchise. [Mount Gilead, OH]: Marion County Historical Society. OCLC 717439558. 

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