Native American Women's Exhibit Opens at Women's Memorial

 Indians Fight America's Wars Because 'This is Our Country, Too,' Choctaw Says


Former Sergeant Leads Destitute Tribe to Economic Prosperity, Self-Respect


 
Last WWII Comanche Code Talker Visits Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery

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Veteran Recalls Navajo Code Talkers' War in the Pacific

Army Brat Spreads Word About Her Indian Culture in Powwow Dances, Speeches

 Bolling's Powwow Educates People About American Indians

 
Seneca Chief Fought Greed, Injustice

 Sacagawea: The Saga of a Shoshone

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Native American Women's Exhibit Opens at Women's Memorial

Native American Women's Exhibit Opens at Women's MemorialARLINGTON, Va.,
—Army Spc. Lori Piestewa didn't move a mountain, but her death on the battlefield in Iraq touched a nation and changed a mountain's name.
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Indians Fight America's Wars Because 'This is Our Country, Too,' Choctaw Says

Indians Fight America's Wars Because 'This is Our Country, Too,' Choctaw SaysCHOCTAW, Miss.,
He didn't call it patriotism, but that's exactly what it was when Frank Henry joined the Army at age 17 in November 1944. Though his people were among the first to inhabit this country, he wasn't a citizen then and didn't have a draft card or any of the other things citizens have. Full Story

Former Sergeant Leads Destitute Tribe to Economic Prosperity, Self-Respect
Former Sergeant Leads Destitute Tribe to Economic Prosperity, Self-Respect
CHOCTAW, Miss.,
Gone are the days when about three-quarters of the people on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Reservation were unemployed and one-third of them had no formal education. And gone are the days when Choctaws were relegated to a livelihood of sharecropping, labor-type jobs and welfare lines. Full Story

Last WWII Comanche Code Talker Visits Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery

Last WWII Comanche Code Talker Visits Pentagon, Arlington CemeteryWASHINGTON
After meeting with the defense secretary and other top Pentagon officials on Nov. 5, Charles Chibitty, the last surviving World War II Comanche code talker, donned his feathered Indian chief's headdress and offered a prayer in the Pentagon Chapel for those killed in the terrorist attack on the building. Full Story

Veteran Recalls Navajo Code Talkers' War in the Pacific

FORT HUACHUCA, AZ. — America's World War II island-hopping campaign in the Pacific was about to start in 1942, and the U.S. military still didn't have something it desperately needed — a communications code the Japanese
couldn't break. Full Story

Army Brat Spreads Word About Her Indian Culture in Powwow Dances, Speeches
Army Brat Spreads Word About Her Indian Culture in Powwow Dances, Speeches
"I come to a powwow to be an Indian, to get a sense of myself. This is part of Indian spirituality, to help each other and to celebrate with each other. When I come to powwows, I gain strength to carry on with my life." — Rachel Snow, Assiniboin

WASHINGTON — Every time Boe Harris- Nakakakena speaks and dances at a school, university, civic meeting, veteran's organization or Powwow, someone always ask, "Do you still live in a teepee? Do you still hunt for your food?" Full Story

Bolling's Powwow Educates People About American Indians

Bolling's Powwow Educates People About American IndiansBOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, D.C. — "American Indians are very patriotic people," Southern Cheyenne Indian Mel Whitebird told attendees at the second annual Veteran's Powwow, here. "When you come to Powwows and are around American Indian people, you'll realize that the highest honor that can be obtained within our society is that of a warrior," said Whitebird, who served as master of ceremonies for the two-day event. Full Story

Seneca Chief Fought Greed, Injustice
Seneca Chief Fought Greed, Injustice
WASHINGTON — Ely S. Parker was a 19th-century American Indian of exceptional intellect and ability who admirably served his country, and his people, in war and peace during a period of great change. Parker, a Seneca-Iroquois Indian, was born in 1828 on the Tonawanda reservation in Indian Falls, N.Y. Before his birth, a tribal prophet told Ely's (pronounced E-lee) mother that her son would become a distinguished warrior and peacemaker. Parker lived 67 years and achieved widespread recognition as a scholar, tribal leader, Civil-War soldier, and champion of Indian rights. Full Story

Sacagawea: The Saga of a Shoshone

Sacagawea: The Saga of a ShoshoneWASHINGTON — She was a slave, a woman and an Indian. And America might not be what it is today without Sacagawea.
She was probably born in 1790 in what is now Idaho. A member of the Shoshone tribe, she was kidnapped as a child by the Hidatsa tribe. The Hidatsas sold her as a slave to the Mandan Sioux of modern-day North Dakota. Full Story



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Ira Hamilton Hayes is a full blood Pima Indian and was born in Sacaton, Arizona, on the Pima Reservation on Jan 12, 1923. When he enlisted in the Marine Corps, he had hardly ever been off the Reservation. His Chief told him to be an "Honorable Warrior" and bring honor upon his family. Full Story








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