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Crossing the pond : the native American effort in World War II

Author: Jere Bishop Franco
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1999.
Series: War and the Southwest series, no. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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""Crossing the Pond" is a term Native Americans used to describe the process of being transferred overseas for military duty. This was both an event and a duty taken quite seriously by tribal members, who participated in every aspect of wartime America. On the homefront, Native Americans gave comparable and sometimes exemplary contributions to civilian defense work, Red Cross drives, and war bond
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jere Bishop Franco
ISBN: 1574410652 9781574410655
OCLC Number: 40113413
Description: xvii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The swastika shadow over Native America: John Collier and the AIF --
Bringing them in alive: selective service and Native Americans --
The return of the Native: American Indian laborers --
The great give-away: tribal resources --
Publicity, persuasion, and propaganda: stereotyping the Native American --
Across the blue waters: the Santa Fe Indian club --
Empowering the veteran: postwar civil rights.
Series Title: War and the Southwest series, no. 7.
Responsibility: Jere Bishop Franco.
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This study utilizes oral history narratives and interviews, along with documents, to describe the process of being transferred overseas for military duty.  Read more...

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