Native American Soldiers


Native American soldiers fought on both sides in the American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, U.S Indian Wars, and in every modern war since. Here are some of their stories.
 

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Cheyenne Warrior Societies

Soldier societies provided martial training, socialization, and preservation of tradition among the men who joined the groups.

From the American Revolution to Operation Enduring Freedom, native americans have served the United States with valor and honor

Throughout November, the nation will celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month. This year’s theme is “Serving Our People, Serving our Nations: Native Visions for Future Generations.”

On Nov. 11, Americans also will celebrate Veterans Day. Through these two observances, Americans can celebrate not only the significant contributions of American Indians and Alaska natives to our heritage and culture but also their contribution to this country’s defense.

Native american code talkers came from 17 tribes, not just Navajo

On March 5, the Arizona Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 1010 urging Congress to establish a new postage stamp honoring three groups of veterans who fought bravely for our country: The Tuskegee Airmen, the
Japanese American soldiers and the Navajo Code Talkers.

Native women who served in the U.S. Military
Navajo Code Talker John Pinto is a great American story
Nine native americans have been awarded the Medal of Honor