logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
DrdubbleG, mandyjones, Nicola x, Pure Bliss Handbags, LegacyPoetry
57154 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57154 Members
417 Forums
112903 Topics
799169 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Rosie 66 743
Beetlemess 516
Nancy Roussy 227
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 115
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 104
Mystic - Romance Movies 100
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 67
Dianne W - Editor 66
Tracy - Philosophy 56
Karm - SW USA Editor 56
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#724689 - 11/10/11 07:27 AM Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective
Jane - Native American Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 2100
Loc: Southeast Georgia
This Friday, Nov 11th is Veteran's Day. In other countries it is designated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, but to American Indians it is truly a Sacred day for tradition.

Being from a large Southern family with many Veterans, I share in the tradition of honoring all warriors. But many don't know about the vast number of American Indians who have served and their dramatic contributions. This week's article shares some of the details.

Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective

This article was like piecing together a puzzle, and most definitely a learning experience! With so much military history, there are thousands of pieces to this puzzle, each with a story.
One of the best ways to honor those who have served is to share their stories.

Please join us and share a story for Veteran's Day.

_________________________
Jane Winkler, Editor
Native American Site
NativeAmericanForum
Avatar: Feather Dance Bustle - Men's Regalia

Top

Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Twitter Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Facebook Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to MySpace Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Del.icio.us Digg Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Yahoo My Web Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Google Bookmarks Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Stumbleupon Add Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Reddit
#724691 - 11/10/11 07:50 AM Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective [Re: Jane - Native American]
Jane - Native American Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 2100
Loc: Southeast Georgia
I had heard about Code Talkers in World War I, but had no idea this was started by Cherokee and Choctaw soldiers.

According to Wikipedia, Company Commander Cpt. Lawrence overhearing two of his soldiers talking got it started. There were 6 more Choctaw in that battalion, and another 6 in the Division.

The Choctaw Code was developed just in time to be used during the last German surge in France. Within 24 hours of its use, their advance had been stalled. Within 3 days, the Germans were retreating.

An overheard conversation between Solomon Louis and Mitchell Bobb ended up helping defeat the invading Germans in World War I.


Edited by Jane - Native American (11/10/11 07:52 AM)
_________________________
Jane Winkler, Editor
Native American Site
NativeAmericanForum
Avatar: Feather Dance Bustle - Men's Regalia

Top

Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Twitter Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Facebook Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to MySpace Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Stumbleupon Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Reddit
#724786 - 11/10/11 06:45 PM Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective [Re: Jane - Native American]
Jane - Native American Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 2100
Loc: Southeast Georgia
Here's another story for Veteran's Day, previously shared by Phyllis. Thanks for this great article!

Ira Hayes Immortalized In Time
_________________________
Jane Winkler, Editor
Native American Site
NativeAmericanForum
Avatar: Feather Dance Bustle - Men's Regalia

Top

Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Twitter Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Facebook Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to MySpace Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Stumbleupon Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Reddit
#724788 - 11/10/11 07:08 PM Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective [Re: Jane - Native American]
Jane - Native American Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 2100
Loc: Southeast Georgia
Learning about the different Code Talkers was fascinating. In World War II, the Marines used Navajo and the Army used Cherokee, Choctaw, Comanche, Meskwaki, and Lakota.

The codes that were established used substitutions to increase their strength against being cracked. In Comanche, the word "Turtle" was used for tank, and "Sewing Machine" was code for machine gun. Hitler had a Comanche code name too, it translates as "Crazy White Man."
_________________________
Jane Winkler, Editor
Native American Site
NativeAmericanForum
Avatar: Feather Dance Bustle - Men's Regalia

Top

Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Twitter Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Facebook Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to MySpace Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Stumbleupon Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Reddit
#726187 - 11/17/11 07:45 PM Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective [Re: Jane - Native American]
NDNRiter76 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 04/27/09
Posts: 2
Hi Jane, New to this posting but wanted to reply to your Veteran's Day writing and our Native patriotism. In my growing up, I remember being taken to our Pawnee tribal 'gatherings' by my grandparents and still remember the Veteran's Day events during WWII - the beautiful shawls our women wore - decorated with ribbons and beads, sometimes with their sons and relations names on them. The few remaining veterans from WWI sat in places of honor. Yes, our Indian people have a lengthy history of patriotism and love for our country. I hope it is still being carried on among all the tribes throughout our country.

Top

Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Twitter Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Facebook Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to MySpace Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Stumbleupon Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Reddit
#726481 - 11/18/11 09:20 PM Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective [Re: Jane - Native American]
Jane - Native American Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 2100
Loc: Southeast Georgia
Welcome to the forum NDNriter76,
I've not been fortunate to attend gatherings outside of the southern US, except for one up in CT many years ago.

At every event I have attended down here, respecting and honoring all veterans remains an important part, just as with the Pawnee. Several of my friends, and I, have military pins we wear in honor of our family veterans on our shawls and/or regalia. Others include service and campaign patches.

My best friend joined us at Strong Sun Pow Wow in NC this past July. It was her first time attending an event. She was quite impressed and commented on the respect and honor paid to all veterans there.

Thank you again for joining us. We would certainly enjoy other memories you can share of the Pawnee gatherings you attended with your Grandparents. Please feel free to start a new topic so we can learn more of the Pawnee.
_________________________
Jane Winkler, Editor
Native American Site
NativeAmericanForum
Avatar: Feather Dance Bustle - Men's Regalia

Top

Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Twitter Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Facebook Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to MySpace Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Stumbleupon Add Re: Veteran's Day with a Native Perspective to Reddit


Moderator:  Sacred Tobacco Woman 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Daily World Peace Group Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
2 minutes 26 seconds ago
Weekly Monday Weigh-In
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
Today at 11:00 AM
What Yoga did you Do Today?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Yoga
Today at 10:52 AM
New Post - Donegal Crolly Dolls
by Bee - IrishCulture
Irish Culture
Today at 07:32 AM
Earth from Space - beautiful images
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 07:32 AM
Any of you know the navaratan rings
by silvergem
Fashion Jewelry
Today at 07:31 AM
how much part jewelry play to make look ?
by silvergem
Women's Fashion
Today at 07:12 AM
Replace one word... (new game)
by Rick - Funny Flicks
Comedy Movies
Today at 07:01 AM
Replace one word (Music Titles)
by Rick - Funny Flicks
Comedy Movies
Today at 07:01 AM
may I know your Shopping sense
by Rina09
Women's Fashion
Today at 06:59 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Susan - Meditation Editor), 58 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.