Bibliography for WINGS OF AN EAGLE

(Not quite complete)

In addition to the Selected Sources shown in the WINGS back matter, I accessed many, many resources as I researched Billy Mills’ story, before and after beginning our collaboration. Below is an incomplete sampling of those resources:

  • Andrews, Terry. “Mills Doesn’t Always Win.” Stars & Stripes, October 21, 1964.
  • “Athletes Petition Board to Give Mills Chance.” New York Times. September 13, 1968.
  • “Big 8 Indoor Chart.” Lincoln Journal. February 26, 1960.
  • “Big 8 Track Title: Martin Goes 15-4 in Pole Vault.” Salina Journal. May 22, 1960.
  • “Billy Mills 10000 Meter Gold Medal.” YouTube, June 24, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfLLNksZmoY.
  • “Billy Mills Recalls Thrill of Receiving Gold Medal.” Argus Leader. November 10, 1964.
  • “Billy Mills, Native American Indian Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Tokyo Olympics 1964, Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe.” California Indian Education. https://www.californiaindianeducation.org/sports_heros/billy_mills/.
  • “Billy Mills: Reflecting on His Epic Victory at the 1964 Olympic Games, Racism in America and a Return to Tokyo: Feature: World Athletics.” worldathletics.org. https://worldathletics.org/news/feature/billy-mills-1964-olympics-10000m.
  • “Billy Mills: ​The Wings of an Eagle.” YouTube, October 10, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs47dc-ScQw.
  • Bronson, Ken. “Prep Trackmen Gun for Records.” Salina Journal. April 7, 1955.
  • Clarity, James F. “Billy Mills Finds New Challenges.” New York Times. August 6, 1981.
  • Clarke, Ron, and Alan Trengrove. The Unforgiving Minute. Dee Why, N.S.W: Avago Running, 2011.
  • “Dakota Indian Has Potential for Top Miler.” Deadwood Pioneer Times. May 7, 1957.
  • Daley, Arthur. “Hail to the Chief.” New York Times. January 28, 1965.
  • Desautels, Larry. “Enter Sports Hall of Fame.” Argus Leader. March 12, 1969.
  • “Distance Runner from Pine Ridge Olympic Champ.” Argus Leader . October 14, 1964.
  • Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Boston: Beacon, 2014.
  • Eilson, Stephen. “Billy Mills: Reflecting on His Epic Victory at the 1964 Victory at the 1964 Olympic Games, Racism n America and a Return to Tokyo.” World Athletics, July 22, 2020.
  • Emerick, Anne. “Do You Know Who Billy Mills Is?” Medium, July 29, 2020. https://medium.com/runners-life/do-you-know-who-billy-mills-is-9a7cc2bde5b5#:~:text=On%20September%2012%2C%201964%2C%20Billy,and%20the%20marathon%20in%20Tokyo.
  • Grimsley, Will. “It’s Mills Spelled G-U-T-S.” Stars and Stripes, October 16, 1964.
  • “Haskell Indian Nations University Track and Field and Cross Country – Lawrence, Kansas – News – [Men’s Outdoor Track & Field] Flashback Friday:
    Billy Mills.” RunnerSpace.com. https://www.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=28727&do=news&news_id=78043.
  • Bowman, Donna Janell, multiple discussion with Billy Mills, 2020-2023.
  • “Haskell Runner in Fast Time.” Atchison Daily Globe. October 28, 1956.
  • Hämäläinen, Pekka. Lakota america: A new history of indigenous power. New Haven, USA: Yale University Press, 2020.
  • Her Many Horses, Danielle. “Oglala Lakota Nation.” Tribal Law Journal 2, no. 1 (2002): 1–10. https://doi.org/https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/tlj/vol2/iss1/4/.
  • Hill, Steven. “The Man with Wings on His Feet: Kansas Alumni Magazine, Issue No. 6, 2014.” Issuu, December 1, 2014. https://issuu.com/kualumniassociation/docs/bills_mills_kansas_alumni_2014.
  • “Hollywood Would’ve Rejected Mills’ Story.” Miami Herald. May 16, 1964.
  • “In Olympic Bids.” Atchison Daily Globe. August 19, 1964.
  • “Incredible Moment As Underdog Billy Mills Wins 10,000m Gold – Tokyo 1964 Olympics.” Episode. Olympic Coverage October 14, 1964, October 14, 1964.
  • “Jayhawker Turns in Sensational Olympic Victory.” Kansas City Star, October 14, 1964.
  • “Kansan Tops Field in Cross-Country.” Great Bend Tribune. November 13, 1960.
  • Langdon, Chuck. “Big Track Event of Year Occurs on Cook Field Today.” Ottawa Herald. April 6, 1957.
  • Larkin, Duncan. “Believe, Believe, Believe: Billy Mills’ Own Story-from Desperation to Winning Gold.” Take the Magic Step,” March 5, 2018. https://www.takethemagicstep.com/inspiration/interviews/believe-believe-believe-billy-mills-own-story-from-desperation-to-winning-gold/.
  • “Non-Profit: Running Strong.” Lawrence Business Magazine LLC. https://lawrencebusinessmagazine.com/2017/09/17/non-profit-running-strong/.
  • Litsky, Frank. “Mills and Lindgren Set World Six-Mile Record of 27:11.6 in A.A.U. Meet.” New York Times. June 28, 1965.
  • Litsky, Frank. “Mills is Injured in Winning 1,500. New York Times. April 30, 1965.
  • Maestas, Frank. “Billy Mills: Man Who Achieved His Dream.” Albuquerque Journal. February 24, 1971.
  • “Marine Overcomes Long Odds Again.” New York Times. October 15, 1964.
  • McGregor, Andrew Duncan. Dissertation. Indianness and Expectation: Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills as Iconic Native American Athletes. Dissertation, UMI, 2011.
  • McGregor, Andrew. “50 Years after His 10K Gold Billy Mills Is More than an Olympic Legend.” Sport in American History, December 31, 2014. https://ussporthistory.com/2014/10/13/50-years-after-his-10k-gold-billy-mills-is-more-than-an-olympic-legend/#:~:text=Mills%20became%20living%20proof%20of,with%20the%20world%20around%20him.
  • McGregor, Andrew. “‘Mni Wiconi!’: A Glimpse into the Activism of Henry Boucha and Billy Mills at Standing Rock.” Sport in American History, December 5, 2016. https://ussporthistory.com/2016/12/05/mni-wiconi-a-glimpse-into-the-activism-of-henry-boucha-and-billy-mills-at-standing-rock/.
  • McGregor, Andrew. “‘We Are All Related’: The Development of Billy Ills Arctivist Identity during the 1960s and 1970s.” unpublished. Accessed 2021. unpublished.
  • Mills, Billy. “Footprints.” Billy Mills: Footprints | TED Talk, 2018. https://www.ted.com/talks/billy_mills_footprints?trigger=0s.
  • “The Messenger: Kansas Alumni Magazine, Issue No. 4, 2019.” Kansas Alumni Magazine, May 9, 2022. https://kansasalumnimagazine.org/magazine-article/billy-mills-road-to-tokyo/.
  • Mills, Billy. Road to Tokyo series of blog posts. Running Strong for American Indian Youth, August 19, 2019 – August 16, 2021. https://indianyouth.org/road-too-tokyo/.
  • “Mills and Grelle Take Berlin Races.” New York Times. July 18, 1965.
  • “Mills Picks Up Where He Left Off in Olympics: With Upset.” New York Times. January 11, 1965.
  • “Mills Receives Brotherhood Award at Dinner Here.” New York Times. January 15, 1965.
  • “Mills Scores Upset.” Stars and Stripes, October 16, 1964.
  • “Mills Turns in 4:22.8 Mile.” Parsons Sun. May 1, 1957.
  • “Mills Wants Activism to Be Remembered More than Gold Medal.” USA Today, August 5, 2020. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2020/08/05/mills-wants-activism-to-be-remembered-more-than-gold-medal/112898610/.
  • Mills, Billy. Lessons of a Lakota: A young man’s journey to happiness and self-understanding. London: Hay House, 2006.
  • Mills, Billy. “‘I Needed the Thrill of Competition…’” Running Strong for American Indian Youth (blog), February 21, 2021. https://indianyouth.org/road-to-tokyo/.
  • “Mills, Mile Ace, to Enroll at KU.” Wichita Eagle. April 26, 1957.
  • “Mills’ Triumph Upset of ’64.” New York Times. January 12, 1965.
  • Moore, Kenny. “Racing Split.” Runner’s World, February 1, 2012. www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20797063/racing-split/.
  • Moores, Sean. “Billy Mills: Pride of a Marine, Heart of a Warrior.” Stars and Stripes, July 21, 1999. www.stripes.com/news/billy-mills-pride-of-a-marine-heart-of-a-warrior-1.18390.
  • Mullen, Dale. “Short Shots.” Parsons Sun. April 9, 1957.
  • Myers, Roger. “Haskell Miler Sets New Kansas Record.” Salina Journal. March 31, 1957.
  • “Native Sports with Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills.” YouTube, July 14, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_raFtm11ZDE.
  • “Native Sun News: Billy Mills, Lakota Olympian, Born to Run.” Native Sun News, May 13, 2011.
  • NBC Sports. “Relive Billy Mills’ Upset in 1964 Olympics.” NBC Sports. https://www.nbcsports.com/video/billy-mills-wins-10000m-1964-tokyo-olympic-games.
  • “Newspaper Relays Victory Message to Billy’s Sister.” Argus Leader . October 14, 1964.
  • Padwe, Sandy. “Clarke’s Words Haunt Mills.” Hope Star. December 17, 1966.
  • Padwe, Sandy. “Running Gives Billy Mills Medals, Fame, Identity.” Stars & Stripes, January 18, 1967.
  • Patrick, Skipper. “Oklahoma Ends Jayhawk Reign.” Manhattan Mercury. February 28, 1960.
  • Pearman, Robert. “From Bleak Dakota Hills to Fame.” Kansas City Star. November 8, 1964.
  • Posey, Carl A. The XVIII olympiad: Tokyo 1964, Grenoble 1968. Los Angeles, NY, NY: World Sport Research & Publications ; Bookstore and library distribution by Firefly Books Ltd, 1996.
  • “Presidential Citizens Medal 2012 – Billy Mills.” YouTube, March 14, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt8h1SA_v2o.
  • “The Man with Wings on His Feet: Kansas Alumni Magazine, Issue No. 6, 2014.” December 1, 2014. https://issuu.com/kualumniassociation/docs/bills_mills_kansas_alumni_2014.
  • Redlum, Jackie Bordewick. “Wichita East Wins in Ottawa Relays.” Great Bend Tribune. April 7, 1957.
  • “Road to Olympic Fame for Billy Mills Plagued by Setbacks.” Kansas City Star, November 8, 1964.
  • Russell, Dick. “Mills Wins Private War.” Daily Republic. January 6, 1972.
  • Schwilling, Lyle. “Kansas High Schooler Ahead of Santee, Cunningham Times.” Springfield Leader & Press. May 7, 1957.
  • “Billy Mills: Team USA Community Champions in Partnership with Comcast.” Team USA. Accessed June 30, 2024. https://www.teamusa.com/video/billy-mills-team-usa-community-champions-in-partnership-with-comcast
  • Schilling, Vincent. “Billy Mills Discusses his Olympic Gold Medal Win.” October 14, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OWuF0DKAGE.
  • Silverman, Al. It’s not over ’til it’s over: The stories behind most magnificent heart-stopping sports miracles of our time. New York: ABRAMS Books, 2004.
  • “Slender Kansas Runner Takes Olympic 10,000-Meter Race.” Ogden Standard. October 14, 1964.
  • Smith, Clauste. “Oswego High Coach Quits.” Ottawa Herald. April 5, 1957.
  • Smits, Ted. “Billy Mills Scores Smashing Victory in Olympic Action.” Daily Plainsman . October 14, 1964.
  • Smits, Ted. “Gritty Kansas Marine 10,000 Meter Champ.” Salina Journal. October 14, 1964.
  • Smits, Ted. “U.S. Pushes Leading Medal Harvest to 20.” Pacific Stars and Stripes, October 15, 1964.
  • Staff, Ndnsports. “Q & A with Billy Mills; Remembering Haskell Institute, Olympic Race and the Future.” NDNSPORTS, July 30, 2012. https://www.ndnsports.com/q-remembering-haskell-institute-olympic-race-and-the-future/.
  • Stineman, Darrin. “Progress Is Being Made.” Salina Journal. May 22, 2005.
  • Stolzman, William. The Pipe and Christ. Chamberlain, S.D: St. Joseph’s Indian School, 2007.
  • “This is Your Life – Billy Mills (1984).” Episode YLS114. YouTube, September 22, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBTCqPB4HCw
  • “Tom Brokaw Interviews Olympian Billy Mills.” YouTube, April 9, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvrPRAtrmJM.
  • Tomizawa, Roy. “Billy Mills and the Miracle 10,000-Meter Race Part 1: An Incredible Victory Spurred by Friendship.” The Olympians, July 1, 2017. https://theolympians.co/2017/07/02/billy-mills-and-the-miracle-10000-meter-race-part-1-an-incredible-victory-spurred-by-friendship/.
  • Tomizawa, Roy. “Billy Mills and the Miracle 10,000-Meter Race Part 2: Rising above Hurt, Hate, Jealousy, and Self Pity.” The Olympians, July 2, 2017. https://theolympians.co/2017/07/03/billy-mills-and-the-miracle-10000-meter-race-part-2-rising-above-hurt-hate-jealousy-and-self-pity/.
  • Tomizawa, Roy. “Billy Mills and the Miracle 10,000-Meter Race Part 3: Wings of an Eagle.” The Olympians, July 4, 2017. https://theolympians.co/2017/07/05/billy-mills-and-the-miracle-10000-meter-race-part-3-wings-of-an-eagle/.
  • Tomizawa, Roy. “Billy Mills and the Miracle 10,000-Meter Race Part 4: The Coach vs the Mentor.” The Olympians, July 5, 2017. https://theolympians.co/2017/07/06/billy-mills-and-the-miracle-10000-meter-race-part-4-the-coach-vs-the-mentor/.
  • “Track Stars in Regionals.” Garden City Telegram. May 10, 1956.
  • Treuer, Anton. Everything you wanted to know about Indians but were afraid to ask. Holland: Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2021.
  • “Tribal Nations & the United States: An Introduction.” NCAI. Accessed June 29, 2024. https://archive.ncai.org/about-tribes.
  • Twyman, Gib. “Billy Mills, the All-American Success Story, Seeks to Lift Others.” Salina Journal. May 1, 1988.
  • Wise, Mike. “After 50 years, Billy Mills’s olympic gold-medal moment still being felt.” The Washington Post, October 26, 2014. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/othersports/after-50-years-billy-millss-olympic-gold-medal-moment-still-being-felt/2014/10/26/2525f1da-5be3-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html.
  • Wise, Mike. “Olympic Legend Billy Mills: One Man Is Still Going the Distance for Two Nations.” Washington Post, October 29, 2005.