Why we serve : Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces / Alexandra N. Harris, Mark G. Hirsch.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "American Indians have served in our nation's military since colonial times. For many, military service is an extension of their warrior traditions. Others serve for love of home and country. Throughout Indian Country, servicemen and women are some of the most honored members of their communities. Charged by Congress with creating a memorial on its grounds, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) will dedicate the National Native American Veterans Memorial in fall 2020 to give all Americans the opportunity "to learn of the proud and courageous tradition of service of Native Americans." Why We Serve commemorates the opening of the memorial through the history of Native military service in all its complexity, from colonial Native nations who forged alliances, attempting to preserve their sovereignty, to contemporary individuals celebrating their Indigenous culture while fighting in foreign conflicts."-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction: "A Sacred Purpose to Protect this Place" -- Cultures of War -- Colonial Conflicts -- Civil War -- Indian Wars, Indian Scouts -- Spanish-American War -- World War I -- World War II -- Korea -- Vietnam -- Times in Between -- The Middle East -- The National Native American Veterans Memorial -- Afterword.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical resources (pages 197-219) and index.
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    • ISBN:
      9781588346971
      1588346978
      9781588346995
      1588346994
    • Accession Number:
      2019015758
    • Accession Number:
      1123182338
    • Accession Number:
      ccp.1103761