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National Parks Store: To Polish a Diamond


Long before the famed Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, American Indians played important roles in the United States Military.

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Long before the famed Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, American Indians played important roles in the United States Military. In fact, alliances with various native peoples can be traced back to the Colonial era, and continued in one form or other until the end of the so-called Indian wars.

In July 1866, the United States Congress, as part of the congressional reorganization of the US Army in peacetime, authorized recruitment of 1,000 “friendly” Indians as scouts. Presenter Dr. John Langellier will share decades of research on how General George Crook and other US military leaders deployed these key members of their field forces in Arizona and the Southwest.

John P. Langellier received his BA and MA in History from the University of San Diego, and his PhD. from Kansas State University in Military History.  He is the author of dozens of books and articles and has served as a consultant to film and television. He recently retired after a forty year career in public history to pursue research and writing including for his new book Fighting for Uncle Sam: African Americans in the Frontier Army scheduled for release in 2016.

Presentations at 12 PM & 2 PM.



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Event Tags: American Indian, culture, educational, free, history, Native American, Navajo

Date:
Saturday, October 22
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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