Presented by Erin Fehr
The Sequoyah National Research Center has created a database to identify all 12,000 American Indians that served in World War I. The project will be online as part of the US World War I Centennial Commission’s website. American Indians and Alaska Natives have served at higher rates than any other ethnic group in the United States military. Their service in World War I included using their language to create a code that was never broken by the Germans. The audience will learn of the incredible sacrifice and bravery of these men, when most of them were not even citizens of the United States.