North American Indians in the Great War

University of Nebraska PressSKU: 9780803227781

Author:
Krouse, Susan Applegate
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
248
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press

Price:
Sale price$67.50

Description

North American Indians in the Great War by associate professor of anthropology Susan Applegate Krouse examines the first-hand accounts of Native Americans who served in the United States military during the First World War. Drawing on the personal testimony and stories of American Indian soldiers who volunteered during the Great War, Krouse examined the photographs and accounts collected by Joseph K. Dixon (1856-1926). It is stated that more than twelve thousand Native Americans joined the military during the period of World War 1 and Dixon interviewed almost a quarter of the men who served. His intent was to document the importance of American Indians to the United States war effort and the need for them to receive American citizenship. Unfortunately Dixon did not complete the work. This book reveals the wealth of information about the service record of American Indian veterans the researcher can find in these documents. The author provides an access point to an important resource that clearly documents the experiences of American Indian veterans in the United Sates. The extensive index and several archival photographs make this a valuable resource.

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