Warriors in Uniform: The Legacy of American Indian Heroism

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Native Americans have willingly served in the U.S. military during each of this country’s wars, and their current numbers in the armed forces exceed the percentage of any other ethnic group. Their stories encompass heroism and tragedy, humor and stoicism, loyalty and conflict—all part of the riveting experience of Warriors in Uniform. This illustrated history divulges the exploits of the last Confederate general—a Cherokee—to lay down his arms...the code talkers who used tribal languages to thwart the enemy in ...
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Overview

Native Americans have willingly served in the U.S. military during each of this country’s wars, and their current numbers in the armed forces exceed the percentage of any other ethnic group. Their stories encompass heroism and tragedy, humor and stoicism, loyalty and conflict—all part of the riveting experience of Warriors in Uniform. This illustrated history divulges the exploits of the last Confederate general—a Cherokee—to lay down his arms...the code talkers who used tribal languages to thwart the enemy in World War II...the first Native American woman to give her life as a soldier...those serving in Iraq today...and many others. Spiritual, poignant, gripping, even shocking (warriors still took scalps in Vietnam), it reveals how ancient traditions of war persevere and how the warrior designation is a great honor to the Native American community. Packed with first person accounts and sharing little-known insights into a culture that is still misunderstood, Warriors in Uniform is a page-turning epic and a stunning gallery of never-before-seen artifacts from personal collections. Former senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell and other distinguished Native Americans have contributed to the collection. Following on the success of Native Universe and Trail to Wounded Knee, this book is already generating great interest throughout the Native American community. As the only book to cover Native American warriors from the 1700s to present, it stands out among other titles on the market.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426203619
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 598,069
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Herman J. Viola is a longstanding author, educator, and curator. A former director at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, he was the driving force in founding the museum’s National Anthropological Archives, which kept the first Native American records. He has written more than a dozen history books on Native Americans, on America during the time of Columbus, and on war.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Ben Nighthorse Campbell Campbell, Ben Nighthorse 7

Foreword Carson Walks Over Ice Ice, Carson Walks Over 9

Preface Herman J. Viola Viola, Herman J. 12

1 Between Two Fires 16

2 The U. S. Army: Agent of Assimilation 40

3 Fighting the Metal Hats: World War I 64

4 Fighting the Metal Hats: World War II 84

5 Fighting the Short Wolf Men: Korea 114

6 Fighting the Short Wolf Men: Vietnam 138

7 Fighting the Curved Knives: Afghanistan and Iraq 158

8 Warrior Traditions 182

Bibliography 209

Acknowledgments and Contributors 210

Illustrations Credits 211

Index 212

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2009

    Treat with Circumspection

    I suggest readers treat the content of this book with caution and not necessarily as gospel. I know for a fact that the information provided on page 136 under the photo of the Navajo Code Talker is totally incorrect. First, the Navajo Code Talkers were members of the United States Marine Corps, not the army, and secondly, it does not appear from the photo that the Code Talker is wearing a Distinguished Service Cross medal. Both of these facts are easy to research and are unforgivable errors. I have not studied the book in detail to see whether there are other glaring errors.

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