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A Native Perspective on Memorial Day

There are four US holidays that, as a native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.

  • The first is Columbus Day. For obvious reasons.
  • The second is Thanksgiving.
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Mark Charles

Memorial Day--Navajo Code Talkers

The Navajo code talkers–then and now

Proud warriors–a credit to the already prestigious Marine Corp.

The story of the Navajo code talkers

“The story of the Navajo Code Talkers begins in 1940 when a small group of Chippewas and Oneidas became a part of the radio communications 32nd Infantry Division. 91 more words

Current Events

Code Talkers: Native Heroes, Never Forgotten

As part of native American History Month, we’d like to look back at a favorite blanket, Code Talkers (retired in 2012), which honors the exceptional valor and service of Navajo Code Talkers during WWII. 336 more words

Heritage

Book Reviews: Three Books About Native Kids

Thunder Boy Jr.
Written by Sherman Alexie • Illustrated by Yuyi Morales
(the most powerhouse team in the history of ever)

Thunder Boy Smith Jr, named after his father, Thunder Boy Smith Sr., loves his father dearly. 943 more words

Children's Books

Unbreakable: Part 1.

This is the first part of a little series dedicated to the Navajo code talkers who served in the US Marines in World War 2. These were men who for half their lives had been told to forget their language and culture, and yet enlisted to defend their country, a country that had more often than not persecuted them and told them that unless they changed they weren’t welcome to be a part of it. 1,943 more words

American History.

when racism and war collide... Black and Native Americans in WWII

Today I have just a few titles, each powerfully portraying the discrimination faced and the valor demonstrated by African American and Native American servicemen.

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen… 712 more words

Picture Books