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American Indians in WWI

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  • Dedication Date: July 4, 1996
Confederated Way (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)
97801 Mission

The Nix-yá-wii Warriors Memorial is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. It is dedicated to the warriors who have fought in all wars from 1855 to the present.

The dedication stone bears an inscription which reads:

“Nix-yá-wii Warriors Memorial

This memorial will forever remember our people

The cause, Umatilla and Walla Walla Indians

Who honorably served and protected our way of life, our

Country and traditional homeland in times of war and peace.

Dedicated July 4, 1996”

To the left and right of the dedication stone are listed individual veteran’s names.

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McCurtain County

The Noel Johnson Code Talker Bridge is located on US-259 -- near Eagle Fork Creek, south of Smithville. 

  • Dedication Date: April 19, 2012
6513 U.S. 40
84026 Fort Duchesne

This memorial is located within the Northern Ute Veterans Memorial Park. It consists of four large stone walls and a statue. Each stone wall bears one, or more, plaque(s) inscribed with a dedication or veterans names. The statue resembles a Native American warrior riding a horse. 

The dedication inscribed upon a plaque at the entrance to the park reads: "This memorial - monument is dedicated to the families and veterans who served honorably in service of their country and people."

Another dedication inscribed upon a black granite pedestal near the center of the park reads: "In grateful memory of those who died in service of their country in military operations in various conflicts from the world wars to the present time. They stand in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it, they live. In a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."

  • Dedication Date: June 23, 2007
Piya Wiconi Administrative Headquarters
57752 Kyle

The Oglala Lakota Veterans Monument is located at the Piya Wiconi Administrative Headquarters in Kyle, South Dakota.

The wall bears than 1,800 names of Oglala Lakota veterans from World War I, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War inscribed upon bronze plaques. In addition to the plaques, there are two life-size bronze statues, one of a male Lakota veteran and the other of a female Lakota Veteran.

  • Dedication Date: 2007
3294 W Mason St
54313 Green Bay

The Oneida Veterans Wall was made to honor all those who Veterans who served in the Armed Forces. The Oneida people were this countries first allies fighting with George Washington in the Revolutionary War. The wall is a monument to all those who fought and gave their lives for this country. The Oneida Veterans Wall was originally constructed in 2007.  In October 2012, the Wall received a face lift.  The wall has been sealed and the outside wall has received a new look with lettering.

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Pontotoc County

The Otis Leader Code Talker Bridge is located on SH-1 -- 6 miles south of Allen, Oklahoma. 

This memorial is composed of three granite slabs. The slab in the middle bears the names of the eleven charter members and the 95 current members of the Otoe War Mothers Organization. Flanking the middle-slab are two more granite slabs listing the names of Otoe veterans who served in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

A brick walkway with metal railings leads from the road to a concrete circular patio. Above the monuments fly the flags of the United States, Oklahoma, and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe.

  • Dedication Date: 1952

This monument stands in front of the Otoe tribal community center. It is made of grey granite, and bears the image of an eagle inside of which is inscribed:

"Dedicated to the young men of the Otoe Missouri Indians who served in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean Campaign."

And along the bottom there is an inscription mentioning the dedicators:

"Presented by Pipestem Family 1952"

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70

Pawhuska, OK Veterans Memorial, featuring a grey granite WW1 wall. This Memorial Plaza was Dedicated in May, 2005

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Johnston County

The Pete Maytubby Code Talker Bridge (Pennington Creek Bridge) is located on SH-7.

  • Dedication Date: 1922
300 E. Indian School Rd
85012 Phoenix

This memorial stands in front of Memorial Hall and was built in 1922. It commemorates the students of the school who served in World War I.

The memorial is a four-sided column painted white with an electric light on top. Four cement legs reach out from the memorial. The south side of the memorial has a bronze plaque in memory of the students of the school who served in the military in World War I. The north side of the memorial bears a bronze plaque mentioning the building of Memorial Hall and “this fountain.” This indicates that the memorial at one time was a fountain, but it no longer functions as such.

The inscription on the south side of the memorial reads:

“In memory of the students of this school who enlisted in the Army and Navy during the World War.”

“Lee Rainbow – killed in action – Wallace Antone”

“Charles Laws, Hudson Lockwood, Jose Juan Chico, Pedro Nortez, Isaac Jese, Fred V. Jackson, Charley Wilsdon, Jesse Webb, Oliver Sneed, Blaine Carlisle, Calvin Atchiavit, Walter Keyes, WM T. Moore, Jose Martinez, Adolph Kinney, Ross Shaw, Joe McCarthy, Marcus Carbahal, Charles Reynolds, William Enas, Peter Moore, Harley Shipes, John H. Porter, Harry Lewis, Charles Cough James, Little Son, William Ebersol, Leon Hallian, Seth Old Man, Charley George, Lewis Carlisle, Clyde Haroo, Harview Adams, Conrado Martinez, Theodore Fierros, Joshua Morris, George Bell, Edward Johnson, Antonio Pallan, John McNary, Roy Left Hand, Frank Young Eagle, Prudence Resvoloso, William Baker, Guy Maktima, Charles Harper, Scott Eldridge, James Moses, Joseph Pallan, Webster Buffington, Maurice Alexander, Frank Stanley, Juan P. Enas, Cruze McDaniel, Stewart Lewis, Herman Soto, Mikey Tahdooahniptah, Fernando Rodriguez, Charles Cedertree, Teddie Weahkee”

The inscription on the north side of the memorial reads:

“United States Indian
Vocational training school
Established 1891”

“This fountain and building erected 1922
Charles H. Burke
Commissioner of Indian affairs”

“The Indian will become an asset or a liability as we cultivate or fail to cultivate his body, mind and soul with a view to fitting him for an honorable place in our social and economic structure.”

“The purpose of this school is to introduce Indian youth the opportunities and responsibilities of civilization and to acquaint his Caucasian brother with the sterling qualities of the Native American.”

W Riverview Rd.
74601 Ponca City

This memorial is located within the Ponca Tribal Cemetery. The memorial is composed of a black granite dedication stone, a large black granite wall inscribed with veteran’s names, another wall bearing the seals of the branches of the military, and three raised flags: the US flag, the Oklahoma flag, and the Ponca Tribal flag. 

31912 Little Boston Rd NE
98346 Kingston

Within the Port Gamble S’Klallam “House of Knowledge” there are four steel sculptures in the form of whale tales bearing the names of community members who have served in the U.S. Military. One of the whale tale sculptures tells the history of their service.

  • Dedication Date: Nov. 26, 2003
15434 K Rd.
66509 Mayetta

This memorial wall was erected to honor 375 Prairie Band of Potawatomi members who served in the U.S. armed forces. Included on the Memorial Wall are nine tribal members who were killed in action – one prisoner of war, Nelson Potts, World War II – 17 members who served in World War I – 95 who fought in World War II – 79 in Korea – 99 in Vietnam – and 9 in Desert Storm.

This is a unique memorial which recognizes not only Acoma veterans, but also all US veterans. 

The memorial site is composed of a marble statue of an Acoma warrior in traditional attire, an engraved arrowhead of granite bearing the seals of the Pueblo of Acoma, and the five branches of the US Armed Forces, a central granite pedestal behind the arrowhead, and two flanking granite pedestals inlaid with bronze plaques bearing the names of members of the American Legion Post 116. 

The dedication on the central granite pedestal reads: "This Memorial Dedicated to the Pueblo of Acoma Veterans/Warriors who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America With their Warrior Spirit, along with all Veterans, shared a common and undeniable goal 'To protect Acoma, and our country’s freedoms.' The Warrior – An Individual of sacrifice, loyalty, and freedom."

  • Dedication Date: Nov. 11, 2015
  • ARC Architects and KPFF Civil Engineering
2209 E 32nd St.
98404 Tacoma

This memorial is located outside of the parking lot of the Tribal Health Authority and Puyallup Elders Center. It was designed to serve as a sacred circle with features that emulate a river bank. The memorial site features wood carved benches re-purposed from cedar trees, new landscaping (as of 2015) including evergreen trees. The memorial’s main feature is a 50 foot long radius wall featuring eight bronze medallions, 36 inches in diameter, representing eight branches of service: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, National Guard and Air National Guard. The wall also incorporates six 25 foot tall flag poles to display the flags of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Puyallup Tribal Veterans, Canadian, United States of America, State of Washington and the POW/MIA.

  • Dedication Date: July 25, 2009
905 Whitebird St.
74363 Quapaw

This memorial is located outside of the Quapaw Tribal Museum. The memorial is composed of black granite and it serves to commemorate the lives of Quapaw veterans. The memorial is divided into fourteen sections: the middle-section, three left-sections, and three right-sections, all of which have front and back sides. Currently, only ten of the sections have been inscribed.

The inscription on the front of the middle-section reads: In honor of those who served our country. Beneath, are inscribed the seals of the branches of the military, and the US seal. On back of the middle-section is inscribed the Quapaw Tribal seal, and below: Dedicated July 25, 2009.

The names of Quapaw veterans are inscribed on the front and back sides of the left and right sections of the memorial.

15480 Migizi Dr.
56671 Red Lake

This memorial was erected on the Red Lake Nation College campus. The memorial site is made up of four large black granite stones.

The memorial stone in the front of the site bears a dedication which reads: “Welcome to the Red Lake Nation Veteran’s Memorial. Honoring all of the men and women from the Red Lake Nation who have served in the armed forces in protection of our Nation and tribe. These names include all Red Lake veterans from World War I to the present day. We honor the bravery, service, and camaraderie that unites Ogichidaag (warriors) across time and place. Dedicated on this date of August 17, 2015, from all the people of the Red Lake Nation. Veterans names are in alphabetical order, not by rank, date of service, or branch. Names added after 8-17-15 will not be in alphabetical order.”

On the memorial stone behind the front stone there are inscribed the Red Lake National seal.

The other two memorial stones, to the right and left, are inscribed with the veteran’s names.

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McCurtain County

The Robert Taylor Code Talker Bridge is located on SH-3 -- about 2,300 feet north of the Little River Bridge (southbound side).

This memorial is located outside of the Sac & Fox Tribal Office complex in Reserve, Kansas, and is made of black granite. There is an inscription along the top of the monument which reads: “Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Veterans.” There is another inscription along the bottom of the monument which reads: “All gave some, some gave all.” And the last inscription runs vertically, from top to bottom, and reads: “Lest we forget.”

The names of veterans and the branch of the military in which they served are inscribed upon the middle-section of the memorial stone.