Native Americans in the United States Army
Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo
Keith Edaakie of the Nawetsa Dancers from Zuni Pueblo performs the Eagle Dance at the foot of a memorial bur oak planted in front of the Army enlisted barracks. The tree was dedicated during a ceremony Nov. 4, 2007, to honor the life and sacrifice of Army Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa of the 507th Maintenance Company from Fort Bliss, Texas. Piestewa was Native American from the Hopi community in Tuba City, Ariz., and the first female Soldier killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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