Author and Curator Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, Herman J. Viola, presents Warriors in Uniform: The History of American Indian Heroism in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Tribal Government Relations.
For more than 250 years, Native Americans have served our nation’s military in numbers that outpace the percentages of any other ethnic group in America. Native American men and women have displayed extraordinary patriotism, sacrifice, bravery, and heroism in the face of the enemy, often despite poverty and social injustice at home.
Many of these warriors went into battle and returned without any recognition from their own country – only their tribes. They are the forgotten heroes in our country’s history. The Warriors in Uniforms website and database will provide students, teachers, and the American public with information about the critical role Native American service members played in our nation’s military, celebrating their contributions, courage, and patriotism.
More information and registration information can be found here.