Greyscale picture of Native American soldiers in WWI lined up. Text: Teacher Workshop / Native American Service in WWI

Teacher Workshop: Native American Service in WWI

Thursday, July 14 - 12:30-1:45 p.m. Webinar

In 1917, the U.S. government neither claimed Native Americans as citizens nor respected their sovereignty. Despite this, when Congress declared war as many as 30% of Native American males enlisted. Why did they serve in such large numbers and how did they use their cultural and spiritual heritage to serve this country? Join Patricia Cecil, Specialist Curator for Faith, Religion, and WWI, and Cherie Kelly, School Programs Manager, for ideas on teaching these hard history issues from America’s past. This virtual workshop is offered in partnership with the American Battlefields Trust and is part of their annual teacher institute. Registration is free; reservations are required.

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