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Service and Citizenship: American Indians and WWI

Sunday, June 2 - 1 p.m. Zoom Conference

From combat and cryptology to logistics and labor, approximately 12,000 American Indian soldiers served with the American Expeditionary Forces during the Great War. Despite their service and the accolades awarded for their actions, many were not officially recognized as citizens by the United States government. In supporting the war effort – a means of honoring and protecting the land they had inhabited for millennia – they hoped to gain this status under the law. On the 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act, join specialist curator Natalie Lovgren as she delves into the history and legacy of American Indian service during WWI.

Free with RSVP | Zoom Conference