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Apache Scout William Major with an officer of the 25th Infantry in the 1930s. Apache Scout Kessay mounted on the parade field, in the early 1940s. L to R: Corporal Jim Lane, John Rope, and Kassey Y-32. Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, 1942. Sergeant Sinew L Riley is teaching his son, Larrie H. Indian wood lore. Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, 1942.

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Army Brat Spreads Word About Her Indian Culture in Powwow Dances, Speeches
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2001 — 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?"
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 Remarks by the President in a Ceremony Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers
WASHINGTON, U.S. Capitol — The President: Thank you very much. Today, America honors 21 Native Americans who, in a desperate hour, gave their country a service only they could give.  In war, using their native language, they relayed secret messages that turned the course of battle.  At home, they carried for decades the secret of their own heroism.  Today, we give these exceptional Marines the recognition they earned so long ago.
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 DoD Honors Last Comanche World War II "Code Talker"
WASHINGTON — Charles Chibitty, 78, was honored here Nov. 30 as the last surviving World War II Army Comanche "code talker" during an emotional ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.
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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.
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 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.
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 Sacagawea: The Saga of a Shoshone
WASHINGTON — She was a slave, a woman and an Indian. And America might not be what it is today without Sacagawea.
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 DoD Implements New American Indian, Alaska Native Policy
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A new policy aimed at guiding DoD's interaction with American Indians and Alaska Natives was presented here Oct. 21 to tribal elders, leaders and delegates at the annual meeting of the National Congress of American Indians.
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 Marine Creates Native American Powwow to Honor Veterans
UPPER MARLBORO, MD. — Representatives of nearly 100 tribes from more than 30 states and Canada gathered here Nov. 7-8 to pay tribute to military veterans during the second annual National Native American Veterans Powwow.
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 Iwo Jima Flag Raiser
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.
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