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Medicine bags and dog tags [electronic resource] : American Indian veterans from colonial times to the second Iraq War / Al Carroll.

Author/Creator:
Carroll, Al.
Publication:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (296 p.)
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Subjects:
Indian veterans.
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- History.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Participation, Indian -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
As far back as colonial times, Native individuals and communities have fought alongside European and American soldiers against common enemies. Medicine Bags and Dog Tags is the story of these Native men and women whose military service has defended ancient homelands, perpetuated longstanding warrior traditions, and promoted tribal survival and sovereignty.
Contents:
"Let's see some of that Apache know-how" : depictions of Native veterans in fiction
"They kill Indians mostly, don't they?" : Rogers' Rangers and the adoption of Indian tactics
Before a Native veteran tradition can begin : the case of Mexico
Thunderbird warriors, injuneers, and the USNs Red Cloud : Native and pseudo-Indian images and names in the military
The super scout image : using a stereotype to help Native traditions revive
"Savages again" : World War II
The half-hidden spirit guide totemic mark : Korea
An American ka in Indian country : Vietnam
Bringing the war home : the American Indian movement, Wounded Knee II, counterinsurgency, and a new direction for warrior societies
"Fighting terrorism since 1492" : the Gulf War, the war in Afghanistan, and the second Iraq War
"A woman warrior, just like Lozen" : the meaning of the life of Lori Piestewa to Natives and non-natives.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-274) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-24142-3
9786611241421
0-8032-1629-7
OCLC:
560603725