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North American Indians in the Great War Susan Applegate Krouse North American Indians in the Great War More than twelve thousand American Indians served in the United States military in World War I even though many were not U S citizens and did not enjoy the benefits of enfranchisement Using the words

  • Title: North American Indians in the Great War
  • Author: Susan Applegate Krouse
  • ISBN: 9780803227781
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • North American Indians in the Great War Susan Applegate Krouse More than twelve thousand American Indians served in the United States military in World War I, even though many were not U.S citizens and did not enjoy the benefits of enfranchisement Using the words of the veterans themselves, as collected by Joseph K Dixon 1856 1926 , North American Indians in the Great War presents the experiences of American Indian veterans duringMore than twelve thousand American Indians served in the United States military in World War I, even though many were not U.S citizens and did not enjoy the benefits of enfranchisement Using the words of the veterans themselves, as collected by Joseph K Dixon 1856 1926 , North American Indians in the Great War presents the experiences of American Indian veterans during World War I and after their return home Dixon, a photographer, author, and Indian rights advocate, had hoped that documenting American Indian service in the military would aid the Indian struggle to obtain general U.S citizenship Dixon managed to document nearly a quarter of the Indians who had served but was unable to complete his work, and his records languished unexamined until now Unlike other sources of information on Indian military service collected by government officials, Dixon s records come primarily from the veterans themselves Their comments reveal pride in upholding an Indian tradition of military service as well as frustration with the U.S government Particularly in its immediacy and individuality, Dixon s documentation of American Indian veterans of World War I adds greatly to our understanding of the experiences of American Indians in the U.S military.
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    1. This is a very interesting book based on a very interesting source, but I felt it fell short of an all encompassing study of the topic Using the collection questionnaires and interviews with Native American World War I veterans compiled by Joseph Dixon and held in the Mathers Museum at Indiana University, Krouse does a good job summarizing the responses and drawing out prevailing themes such as reasons for enlistment, stereotypes of Indians as warriors, and the citizenship issue However, while s [...]

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