The Washington Redskins are said to be named in honor of their first coach. Was he a Native American or a self-promoting impostor? A look at the career of William Henry “Lone Star” Dietz.
1916 photo Coaching at the State College of Washington in 1915, William "Lone Star" Dietz brought the team to an undefeated season and the Tournament of Roses football game. In an image used to promote the Rose Bowl game in 1969, Dietz is shown wearing Sioux Indian regalia. AP Photo/Courtesy Washington State University Libraries via Tom Benjey Buy Photo