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Warriors in Uniform: The Legacy of American Indian Heroismby Herman J Viola
Synopses & Reviews
Native Americans have willingly served in the U.S. military during each of this countrys wars, and their current numbers in the armed forces exceed the percentage of any other ethnic group. Their stories encompass heroism and tragedy, humor and stoicism, loyalty and conflict—all part of the riveting experience of Warriors in Uniform. This illustrated history divulges the exploits of the last Confederate general—a Cherokee—to lay down his arms...the code talkers who used tribal languages to thwart the enemy in World War II...the first Native American woman to give her life as a soldier...those serving in Iraq today...and many others. Spiritual, poignant, gripping, even shocking (warriors still took scalps in Vietnam), it reveals how ancient traditions of war persevere and how the warrior designation is a great honor to the Native American community. Packed with first person accounts and sharing little-known insights into a culture that is still misunderstood, Warriors in Uniform is a page-turning epic and a stunning gallery of never-before-seen artifacts from personal collections. Former senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell and other distinguished Native Americans have contributed to the collection. Following on the success of Native Universe and Trail to Wounded Knee, this book is already generating great interest throughout the Native American community. As the only book to cover Native American warriors from the 1700s to present, it stands out among other titles on the market.
Book News Annotation:
When Viola was director of the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institute, he found in the collection of American Indian documents, photographs, and art, evidence for a long and continuing warrior tradition among Native Americans. He has augmented archival material with memoirs and interviews of living warriors to describe and illustrate American Indians fighting from World War I to Afghanistan and Iraq. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Spiritual, poignant, even shocking (warriors still took scalps in Vietnam), this illustrated history reveals how ancient traditions of war persevere and how the warrior designation is a great honor to the Native American community.
About the Author
Herman J. Viola is a longstanding author, educator, and curator. A former director at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, he was the driving force in founding the museums National Anthropological Archives, which kept the first Native American records. He has written more than a dozen history books on Native Americans, on America during the time of Columbus, and on war.
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