See sub-pages for specific events.
U.S. Army Center of Military History
Site: "The Center Of Military History (CMH), which reports to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), is responsible for the appropriate use of history throughout the United States Army. Traditionally, this mission has meant recording the official history of the Army in both peace and war, while advising the Army Staff on historical matters."
Veterans History Project
From the Library of Congress.
Suggested Subject Terms:
- United States Armed Forces Indians
- Indian sailors
American Indians in the U.S. Army
An Army.mil News & Media Profile that includes links to information in other agencies as well.
Native Americans in the U.S. Army
From U.S. Army Center of Military History
Willing to Serve: American Indians (VHP)
Veterans History Project (VHP) description: "American Indians have eagerly served a government which did not always keep its word to their ancestors. All of the Native Americans featured here volunteered to serve in conflicts from World War II to Iraq. Few encountered any overt prejudice while in uniform, though Navajo Code Talkers were sometimes mistaken by their own men for Japanese soldiers. But as one code talker recalled, Navajos had a chance to prove wrong the bigots back home; the military prized them for speaking their own language. For all American Indian veterans, the honor of defending their country overrode all other considerations."
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