November 24th, 2019 Last Updated on: November 24th, 2019
Native American serve in the United States armed forces in larger percentages than any other ethnic group.
According to the Museum of the American Indian:
Native Americans served in the post-9/11 period in a higher percentage than veterans of other ethnicities, 18.6 percent vs. 14 percent, respectively.
31,000 American Indian and Alaska Native men and women are on active duty today, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world.140,000 living Native Americans are veterans. 11.5 percent of these veterans are female, as compared to 8 percent of all other ethnicities.
PBS explores Native service in “The Warrior Tradition”. Their film debuted in November 2019.
About the film:
The Warrior Tradition tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely-untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. Why would Indian men and women put their lives on the line for the very government that took their homelands? The film relates the stories of Native American warriors from their own points of view – stories of service and pain, of courage and fear.
This is a must-see!
Watch this with your family and children.
Show everyone what patriotism and Native pride are!
Teachers and students be sure to visit their classroom page for lesson plans resources for educators.
Watch The Warrior Tradition
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