Symposium to explore Natives’ involvement in America’s wars

The Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Arkansas History Commission will host a free half-day symposium from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14,  at Stabler Hall, Room 107 on the UALR campus.  

The symposium’s theme, “American Indians and Alaska Natives in America’s Wars,” will feature speakers Mary Jane Warde, Erin Fehr, Dr. Bob Sanderson, Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield, Jane Wilkerson, and Karen Russ.

Topics include:

  • “The destroying hand of war”
  • “Alaska Natives and their World War II service in the Alaska Territorial Guard”
  • “Vietnam warriors”
  • “Resources for studying Native Americans in America’s wars”

A light lunch will be provided. Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours through attendance. Registration is limited.  The deadline for registration is Monday, Nov. 9. For more information about the symposium, call 501-682-6900 or send an email to history.commission@arkansas.gov.

The Sequoyah National Research Center maintains the largest collection of Native American expression in the world and works to acquire and preserve the writings and ideas of Native North Americans.

The Arkansas History Commission, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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