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Native American Military Participation in World War 1: What Kind of Victory?

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dc.contributor.advisor Dorsey, Bruce
dc.contributor.advisor Azfar, Farid Lipnick, Abigail Rose 2021-08-03T18:09:41Z 2021-08-03T18:09:41Z 2013
dc.description.abstract This paper questions the supposed linkage between Native Americans’ military service in World War 1 (1914-1918) and the Native American Citizenship Act of 1924 that granted citizenship to the remaining 125,000 noncitizen Native Americans living within the territorial limits of the United States. Historians tend to cast the Citizenship Act as a ‘boon,’ a legislative move that advanced Native Americans’ social and political rights and rewarded them for their courageous acts on the battlefield. Within the Native American context, however, citizenship was fraught with far more complex and conflicted meanings than the secondary literature often suggests. Despite Native Americans’ outward displays of U.S. patriotism via wartime service, the Act of 1924, in many ways, cemented Native Americans’ status as an ‘inferior’ race. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of History en_US
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dc.title Native American Military Participation in World War 1: What Kind of Victory? en_US
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