Accession Number : ADA600675


Title :   The Native American: Warriors in the U.S. Military


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Gilbertson, Brian J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600675.pdf


Report Date : 10 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : Native Americans fought alongside European American soldiers against common enemies from the birth of our nation. Native American warriors helped to shape the history and character of the nation we live in. Their service in the military has unquestionably strengthened the United States and helped her achieve success on the battlefield from the American Revolution through the Global War on Terror. This paper examines Native Americans' contributions to the military. Common stereotypes plague Native Americans, particularly through Hollywood, which fails to portray their actions justly for the American public. People continue to hold onto images of a vanishing race, a noble savage, and/or a bloodthirsty killer when they think of the American Indian warrior. This paper identifies some obstacles Indians face while serving in the United States military, and further defines why they continue to serve in such high numbers.


Descriptors :   *AMERICAN INDIANS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY HISTORY , SYMBOLS


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE