"Throughout our Army's 238-year history, American Indians have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of our nation. American Indians have a distinguished legacy in our Army."

- Army senior leaders

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Fort Belknap Innovative Readiness Training

Reservists assist underserved U.S. communities...

Localities across the nation are tapping into the skills of Army Reservists, through the DOD Innovative Readiness Training program, to help providing quality services to communities throughout the... MORE about Reservists assist underserved U.S. communities through Innovative Readiness Training

Under Secretary visits

Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army...

Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army... MORE about Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

Congress recognizes American Indian code talkers for wartime service

Congress recognizes American Indian code...

American Indian code talkers from 566 tribes were honored with Congressional Silver Medals at the Capitol, Nov. 20, 2013. MORE about Congress recognizes American Indian code talkers for wartime service

Prairie chicken dance

Native American Heritage Month -- perfomance...

FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 13, 2013) -- Singing and dancing for the purpose of entertainment is one thing, but when used to educate, they can provide context to messages that make them more meaningful and... MORE about Native American Heritage Month -- perfomance troupe sheds light on cultures

American Indians

Pentagon exhibit highlights American Indian...

American Indian achievements in the Army and Marine Corps are depicted in a Pentagon display on loan this week from the Smithsonian Institution. MORE about Pentagon exhibit highlights American Indian wartime achievements

Fort Rucker celebrates Native American History

Fort Rucker celebrates Native American History

When people think of Native Americans, many images come to mind, like teepees, feather headdresses and war drums, but this year's celebration of Native American History Month aimed to give people a... MORE about Fort Rucker celebrates Native American History

National American Indian Heritage Month

National American Indian Heritage Month

Throughout our Army's 238-year history, American Indians have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of our nation. MORE about National American Indian Heritage Month

Native Americans

Native Americans' service to Army, nation...

"Throughout our Army's 238-year history, American Indians have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of our... MORE about Native Americans' service to Army, nation recognized

Corps Helps the Return of Stolen Navajo Nation Artifacts

Corps Helps the Return of Stolen Navajo Nation...

The Corps of Engineers repatriated a large cache of 425 sacred artifacts to the Navajo Nation July 9 in Gallup, N.M. MORE about Corps Helps the Return of Stolen Navajo Nation Artifacts

Canoe Dance

Native American heritage is traditional in...

It's become a tradition for Louise Gregory's first grade class to perform during the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder's annual National Native American Heritage Month celebration and this year was no... MORE about Native American heritage is traditional in Baumholder

Nanticoke history revisited for Native American event

Nanticoke history revisited for Native American...

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG hosted the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration, this year's final ethnic observance, Nov. 27 at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center. MORE about Nanticoke history revisited for Native American event

Navajo Code Talkers

Code Talkers -- heroes of both World Wars

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence History Office hosted a presentation on the Native American Code Talkers of World Wars I and II, Nov. 14... MORE about Code Talkers -- heroes of both World Wars

Native American Heritage Month

Army strengthens ties with Native American...

As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations. MORE about Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

JBM-HH celebrates heritage

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrated National Native American Heritage Month Nov. 7, 2012, in a ceremony at the joint base community center, Bldg. 405. About 100 people, including MDW and... MORE about JBM-HH celebrates heritage

Post celebrates Native American Heritage

Post celebrates Native American Heritage

Fort Rucker held a kickoff celebration for Native American Heritage Nov. 2-3 at the post exchange. MORE about Post celebrates Native American Heritage

Red Cloud killed in action 62 years ago; Medal of Honor recipient who held off assault died Nov. 5, 1950

Native American Medal of Honor recipient Red...

The Army in Warrior Country is planning to further honor the memory of Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr., whose stand-to-the-death against an enemy night attack during the Korean War earned him a... MORE about Native American Medal of Honor recipient Red Cloud killed in action 62 years ago

Native American Heritage event educates, entertains

Native American Heritage event educates...

The diversity of the Army will take center stage Nov. 2-3 when Fort Rucker celebrates Native American Heritage Month at the Main Exchange. MORE about Native American Heritage event educates, entertains

Comanche Code Talkers of WWII

Charles Chibitty: Comanche Code-Talker

Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In June 1944, when Comanche Indian Cpl. Charles Chibitty landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, his first radio message was to another Comanche on an incoming boat. He transmitted... MORE about Charles Chibitty: Comanche Code-Talker

Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe...

Howeeshata traveled by canoe with members of his tribe for two weeks from the home village of La Push to arrive in Olympia, July 29. The hereditary chief of the Quileute tribe, Howeeshata said the... MORE about Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

Native American culture alive and well in El Paso

Native American Culture alive and well in El...

Most Native American reservations and lands are located away from major cities and towns to prevent outside cultural influence, however the Tigua Indian lands are located near the city limits of El... MORE about Native American Culture alive and well in El Paso

Hawthorne Army Depot Partners with Walker River Paiute Tribe

Hawthorne Army Depot partners with Walker River...

Hawthorne Army Depot and the Walker River Paiute Tribal Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding which clarifies notification procedures for rail shipments crossing the reservation and... MORE about Hawthorne Army Depot partners with Walker River Paiute Tribe

Post event honors Native Americans

Native Americans have been defending this land since before it was called America. MORE about Post event honors Native Americans

Carlisle Indian School Football

Commentary: Indian heritage must be kept alive

Although November was not designated as National American Indian Heritage Month until 1990, I grew up knowing about my Indian heritage by hearing stories from my mother, who was born to a French... MORE about Commentary: Indian heritage must be kept alive

Native Americans, Fort Rucker Soldiers honor each other, history

Native Americans, Fort Rucker Soldiers honor...

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of many different Native American tribes and post officials took part in the annual Honor Our Armed Forces Native American PowWow in Daleville Nov. 13. MORE about Native Americans, Fort Rucker Soldiers honor each other, history

School events honor Native Americans

School events honor Native Americans

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Students at C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace Elementary schools received a glimpse of the customs and culture of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month events... MORE about School events honor Native Americans

Camp Stanley troops honor Native Americans, experience culture

Camp Stanley troops honor Native Americans...

CAMP STANLEY, South Korea - Soldiers from Camp Stanley got a taste of Native American culture during a National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Stanley... MORE about Camp Stanley troops honor Native Americans, experience culture

Native Americans part of Army history

Native Americans part of Army history

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If you are interested in some genuine American history, this is the month to delve into it. During the entire month of November, we are recognizing the historical... MORE about Native Americans part of Army history

Native American lunch set for next week

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month with food and entertainment from 11:30 to 1 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Officers' Club MORE about Native American lunch set for next week

Navajo 2

Navajo Soldier inspired to serve by 'code...

For Pfc. Chelsea Draper, now serving with a forward support company in southern Iraq, joining the military followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, a Navajo code talker. MORE about Navajo Soldier inspired to serve by 'code talker' grandfather

Native Americans share cultures, histories with Fort Rucker

Native Americans share cultures, histories with...

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Be true at heart, keep mother Earth clean, be good to one another." Words to live by, according to the Spirit Warrior. MORE about Native Americans share cultures, histories with Fort Rucker

Staff Sgt. Sandra Smith

First WTU Soldier to earn Bachelor's degree...

Staff Sgt. Sandra Smith recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree - a first for Soldiers in the Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. MORE about First WTU Soldier to earn Bachelor's degree wants to share lessons with children

Fort Mose

America's Forgotten Fortress of Freedom

Hidden away in the marshes of North Florida is one of the most important sites in American history. MORE about America's Forgotten Fortress of Freedom

A month reserved for reflection

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Three Soldiers from the 724th Transportation Company, a reserve unit from Bartonville, Ill., shared their experiences as they celebrated Native American... MORE about A month reserved for reflection

1st ACB Native American holds tradition dear

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The role of Native Americans in the annals of Army history is one characterized by courage and unwavering bravery in the face of conflict. MORE about 1st ACB Native American holds tradition dear

Korean War veteran flag presentation

Korean War veteran laid to rest after 59 years

A slow, rumbling drumbeat echoed across the hillsides of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation last weekend as a horse-drawn wagon carried the remains of a Korean War veteran home. MORE about Korean War veteran laid to rest after 59 years

NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire in Afghanistan

NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire...

Rows of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, stood at attention as the U.S. Army recognized Staff Sgt. Conrad Begaye for bravery under fire in Afghanistan. MORE about NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire in Afghanistan

Sgt. Raymond Lancer, 52nd Ordnance Company

'I teach my Soldiers what was taught to me by...

For many new enlistees in the Army, the road to the non-commissioned officer ranks begins before enlistment day. It starts with inspirations that range from a basic sense of patriotic duty to role... MORE about 'I teach my Soldiers what was taught to me by my NCO's'

Strength in Diversity

Strength in Diversity

This United States has been called the great American melting pot. It is a metaphor to explain how the ingredients of the many races, ethnicities, religions and creeds found in America can come... MORE about Strength in Diversity

Reviewing History at Camp Navajo, Ariz.

Cultural resources effort documents the oral...

Camp Navajo Garrison Training Center and the Arizona Army National Guard (ARNG) have a richer understanding of their own history thanks to the Camp Navajo Cultural Resources Management Program oral... MORE about Cultural resources effort documents the oral history of Native American workers at Camp Navajo

Carson celebrates American Indian Heritage

Tribal elder links native, force warriors

Fort Carson celebrated American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. MORE about Tribal elder links native, force warriors

Women in Service

Navajo women, servicemembers relate history of...

The Women in Military Service for America Memorial was the site of a joint-services, Veterans Day celebration that featured women from all branches of the military, along with 11 female Navajo... MORE about Navajo women, servicemembers relate history of female veterans

Master Sergeant Keeble

First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after... MORE about First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

Legacy Continues

Lakota helicopter carries tradition of service

This was a celebration of a proud name for a new Army helicopter. The Utility Helicopter Project Office welcomed dignitaries from the Rosebud Sioux tribe Feb. 5 to mark the successful inception of... MORE about Lakota helicopter carries tradition of service

Troops and Tribes

Troops Help Tribe Stabilize California Landslide

National Guard troops joined members of the Hoopa Indian Reservation to work on an engineering project designed to stabilize a hill and remove dirt from a major landslide in northern California. MORE about Troops Help Tribe Stabilize California Landslide