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Warrior Spirit Project
Herman Viola, National Indian Education Association

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Warriors in Uniform (Web Resource)
Title: Warriors in Uniform
Author: Herman Viola
Author: Timothy Steinhouer
Author: Francis Vigil
Author: Cheryl Hughes
Author: Michelle Pearson
Abstract: The Warriors in Uniform website and database is a key component of an educational initiative inspired by the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which recognizes and honors Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians who served in the military. The goal of Warriors in Uniform is to provide students, educators, scholars, and the public with information about the critical roles Native American service personnel have played in our nation’s military and to preserve their stories of patriotism, loyalty, and bravery for future generations of native and non-native communities. The content in this project, and the Lesson Plans that are included, provide an introduction to Native American Warriors in Uniform both on and off the battlefield and reflect a number of compelling educational themes available for exploration and study. Topics include a look at why Native Americans enlist in the military at higher percentages than any other ethnic group, despite being disenfranchised until after World War I. And the use of tribal languages as a military code in World War I and II even as Native American children were forced into boarding schools and deprived of their Native languages.
Year: 2022
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: DIrect link to the website.

Warriors in Uniform Inquiry Kits (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Warriors in Uniform Inquiry Kits
Author: Anthony Hodes
Author: Bridget Hocutt
Author: Cynthia Stout
Author: Debra Mitchell
Author: Crystal Redgrave
Author: Ellen Baumler
Author: Holly Jones
Author: Keith Jones
Author: Laura Douglas
Author: Laura Israelsen
Author: Marc Lytle
Author: Rose Honey
Author: Sal Purath
Author: Uilani Chai
Abstract: The educational materials, resources, and inquiry kits contained in the Warriors in Uniform database were developed with the National Social Studies C3 standards and literacy standards in mind. The inquiry kits provide a wealth of primary and secondary source materials that promote the use of inquiry, analysis, and critical thinking in both the classroom, and other learning settings. The kits encourage all learners to be actively engaged in civic life and provide a wealth of resources that are relevant to the stories of Native American Veteran participation in U.S. conflicts including their service highlights, tribal affiliations, and cultural heritage. Although the primary audience is K-12, the K-20 secondary audience including teachers, researchers, and graduate students will find the material relevant in their research exploring Native American’s roles and accomplishments in our country’s military history. Materials were created and sourced through multiple organizations including the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program, the Library of Congress Veterans’ History Project, the Native American Indian Education Association (NIEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Year: 2022
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Warriors in Uniform website
Audience: K - 12