Richard Thornton | Aug 9, 2017 | 5
Three great films on Native American soldiers by Jim Rhodes, Viet Nam Vet
Did you know that in the past century, Native American men and women have volunteered for military service in the United States at three times the percentage of non-Native Americans?
During the week of Veterans Day 2015, PBS and Vision Maker Films are offering three great documentary films online that describe the contributions that Native American soldiers have made to United States’ survival and heritage. They include the untold story of the Choctaw Codetalkers of World War I and World War II; the untold story about the role of Aleut People in defending Alaska in World War II and an exploration of the motivations of Native Americans to fight for their country, even though they have been so wronged in the past.
Here is the URL for watching these programs on your computer:
KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe of Alabama & Georgia
About Jim Rhodes
Jim Rhodes is a US Army veteran of the Viet Nam War. In recent years, he has devoted most of his time to improving communications and understanding between the people of Viet Nam and the United States. In particular, he is trying to build commercial ties between the Vietnamese People and Southeastern Native American tribes. Jim and his wife have spent much time in Southeast Asia as Goodwill Ambassadors, sponsored by the United States Department of State. He is also a leader of the KVWETV (Coweta) Tribe of Alabama & Georgia. We are also proud to say that Jim has been a longtime member of the People of One Fire.
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Dennis Partridge is the owner of AccessGenealogy, a website continuously published since 1999. It’s crowning achievement is in providing Native American researchers an avenue for research online. With partnerships between it and Fold3, Native American data has finally been provided to the masses electronically.Dennis is a husband and father of three children and presently lives in Columbus, Georgia. He descends from the Greenia family of Swanton and Highgate Vermont known French/Metis/Abenaki settlements which currently house the Missisiquoi-Abenaki Tribe of Vermont, with which many of his Greenia cousins are members. His ancestry descends from some of the earliest and largest fur traders including Pierre Roy, Nicholas Pelletier and Moise Dupuis.
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