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Why We Serve : Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

By: National Museum of the American Indian

1588346978 / 9781588346971
Published 16/06/2020
United States
216 x 279 mm 240 pages
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Rare stories from more than 250 years of Native Americans' service in the military Why We Serve commemorates the 2020 opening of the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the first landmark in Washington, DC, to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of Native veterans.

American Indians' history of military service dates to colonial times, and today, they serve at one of the highest rates of any ethnic group.

Why We Serve explores the range of reasons why, from love of their home to an expression of their warrior traditions.

The book brings fascinating history to life with historical photographs, sketches, paintings, and maps.

Incredible contributions from important voices in the field offer a complex examination of the history of Native American service.

Why We Serve celebrates the unsung legacy of Native military service and what it means to their community and country.


1KBB USA, HBW Military history, JFSL9 Indigenous peoples, JWXV Military veterans

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