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9781588346995

Why We Serve

  • ISBN 13:

    9781588346995

  • ISBN 10:

    1588346994

  • Edition: Deluxe
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/16/2020
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr

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Summary

Rare stories from more than 250 years of Native Americans' service in the military

Why We Serve, Deluxe Edition, limited to 500 copies, is a stunning keepsake or gift. The lavish cloth cover with a beautiful 4-color image tipped on is encased in a translucent jacket. Illustrations celebrating Native American service in the armed forces pop on 100# matte art stock.Why We Serve commemorates the 2020 opening of the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the first landmark in Washington, DC, to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of Native veterans. American Indians' history of military service dates to colonial times, and today, they serve at one of the highest rates of any ethnic group. Why We Serve explores the range of reasons why, from love of their home to an expression of their warrior traditions. The book brings fascinating history to life with historical photographs, sketches, paintings, and maps. Incredible contributions from important voices in the field offer a complex examination of the history of Native American service. Why We Serve celebrates the unsung legacy of Native military service and what it means to their community and country.

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