St. Paul, MN 55111
"Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces" tells the remarkable history of the brave American Indian and Alaska Native men and women who have served in the United States military. Native peoples have participated in every major US military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East, serving at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other ethnic group.
The contributions of Native servicemen and women have been largely unrecognized. This will soon change. The Patriot Nations exhibition announces the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, requisitioned by Congress to be placed on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
This exhibit is presented in 16 full-color banners plus additional banners developed by MNHS with content about the efforts of American Indians from Minnesota and the surrounding area. It is on display inside the historic fort and is included with regular site admission. Admission for Native American guests is waived.
Photo caption: General Douglas MacArthur, commander-in-chief of the Allied forces in the South Pacific, on an inspection trip of American battle fronts, late 1943. From left: Staff Sergeant Virgil Brown (Pima), First Sergeant Virgil F. Howell (Pawnee), Staff Sergeant Alvin J. Vilcan (Chitimacha), General MacArthur, Sergeant Byron L. Tsingine (Diné [Navajo]), Sergeant Larry Dekin (Diné [Navajo]).
U.S. Army Signal Corps
"Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces" is produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
2017-05-27 10:00:00 2017-05-27 10:00:00 America/Chicago Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces Historic Fort Snelling