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Calvin Wilson Code Talker Bridgeloupe
McCurtain County
OK
USA

The Calvin Wilson Code Talker Bridge is located on US-70 -- east of N4750 Co. Road. 

 
Charles Walter Veach Code Talker Bridgeloupe
Bryan County
OK
USA

The Charles Walter Veach Code Talker Bridge is located on the US-70 bypass -- east of Durant.

 
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Cherokee Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
500 block of Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee
NC
USA
28719
1995
James Killian Spratt

This memorial site is located within the Cherokee Veterans Park. The memorial site, itself, consists of a seven sided granite stele topped with a bronze bust of Medal of Honor recipient Charles George. He is shown wearing an army helmet with the Medal of Honor around the neck. Each side of the stele has a pictograph representing one of the seven clans of the Cherokee Nation: Deer, Blue, Long Hair, Wolf, Bird, Paint and Wild Potato. Incised on the front is the Great Seal of the United States. Below this are the Seal of the Cherokee Nation, then the Fox clan, and then the list of Cherokee veterans killed in action. The other sides of the stele show the Coat of Arms for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force and Merchant Marine.

Encircling the stele are seven table-stones. They list by clan the names of every known Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian that has served in the armed forces since the war of 1812.

At the entrance to the memorial site is a lectern top granite block with a bronze inscription plaque. On the front of this block, in color, is a mountain landscape. Superimposed over the landscape is a seven sided Cherokee star. Pictured inside the star is an Indian with long flowing hair, trees and mountains in moonlight. And the inscription on this stone reads:

“Cherokee Veterans Park”

“This park is dedicated to all members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who served Honorably in the armed forces of this great Nation, and especially to those who died in the effort and to Charles George, the only member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee to be awarded the congressional Medal of Honor.”

 
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Cherokee Warrior Memorialloupe
17675 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah
OK
USA
74464
Nov. 11, 2005

The Cherokee Warrior Memorial is located on the grounds of the Cherokee National headquarters. The memorial is 12 feet tall and is made of black granite.

There is an inscription on the memorial which reads: "A grateful Cherokee Nation dedicates this memorial to all Cherokee men and women, both living and dead, who have defended their families, their people and their homeland. These names are carved in stone forever. POW-MIA, you are not forgotten." The words are etched in both Cherokee syllabary and English.

Behind the wall, there stand ten flag poles: the US flag in the middle, flanked by the POW-MIA flag and Cherokee Nation flag. The remaining seven include the branches of the US military as well as those of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band.

 
Cheyenne and Arapaho Veterans Memorialloupe
100 Red Moon Circle
El Reno
OK
USA
73022

Cheyenne-Arapaho-Veterans Memorial Wall

This war memorial stands on the grounds of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Headquarters. This is a beautiful war memorial, erected near the tribal administration offices. Four black granite pillars are engraved with the names of tribal members who have served in this Nation's wars. The photo gallery shows closeups of some of the names which are distinctly Native American. Above the four pillars a black granite cross beam reads: "Men and Women Who Served to Protect our Freedoms", and the words: Duty - Honor - Country - Tribe. A red granite gabled pediment is above engraved: "Cheyenne-Arapaho Veterans" and the words: Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) and Hinono'el (Arapaho). The center black pillar has a map of Oklahoma, with tribal symbols. It reads: "In honor of our veterans and the Gold Star Mothers we dedicate this memorial". Beneath that: "Our veterans gave a portion of their lives, and some lost their lives in order for us to enjoy the freedom we have now". The names of those Killed In Action are listed beneath. The memorial stands on an octagonal plaza with two benches and is lit at night. Designed and built by Willis Granite.

 
Cheyenne River Sioux World War I Memorialloupe
Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
Eagle Butte
SD
USA

This memorial stone is located in the town of Eagle Butte, and honors the Sioux veterans, chiefs, and valiant men who died fighting in WWI.

The impetus to erect this memorial came from Congress, in April 29, 1930, when they passed the resolution to build a memorial in order to honor the twenty-five Sioux men who fought in WWI.

 
Chickasaw Nation Patriots Memorialloupe
411 W 9th St.
Tishomingo
OK
USA
73460

This stone memorial stands outside of the Chickasaw National Capitol. It is inscribed with the Chickasaw National seal, and the words: “Dedicated to all patriotic Chickasaw men and women who have served their Nation.”

 
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Chilocco War Memorialloupe
45th Infantry Museum 2145 NE 36th St.
Oklahoma City
OK
USA
73111
June 9, 1990

This memorial is located in a grassy area to the east of the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The memorial stone is composed of red granite, and is dedicated to alumni of the Chilocco Indian Boarding School who gave their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. It was dedicated on June 9, 1990, by Chilocco's National Alumni Association on Chilocco's 106th Anniversary.

An inscription along the bottom of the memorial reads:

“To those of the 279th Infantry Regiment who joined with us in combat and fell.

Dedicated to Chiloccoans who gave their all

Dedicated June 9, 1990 on Chilocco's 106th Anniversary

Pride Honor Peace”

 
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Choctaw War Memorialloupe
10 Council House Rd
Tuskahoma
OK
USA
74574

Photo courtesy of Forest County Potawatomi

This memorial is inscribed: In Honor of Those Choctaws Who Gave Their Lives in Defense of Our Nation. It is further dedicated to the Choctaw code talkers of WW1. Although Native Americans were not considered citizens during WW1, roughly 10,000 volunteered to serve. Once they reached the front, Native servicemembers were stereotyped as fierce warriors and frequently assigned to dangerous missions. As a result, they suffered casualty rates five times higher than U.S. troops overall.

 
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Choctaw War Memorial Parkloupe
10 Council House Rd.
Tuskahoma
OK
USA
74574

This memorial park stands outside of the Choctaw National Capitol. It is composed of a series of black granite memorial stones. Entering the memorial area, you pass through a medium-sized black granite arch which is inscribed with the Choctaw insignia, seals of the branches of the military, and the words: “Choctaw War Memorial.” Beyond the memorial arch, stand multiple black granite memorials inscribed with the names of Choctaw veterans.

 

American Indians in WWI Centennial Commission

Contact: Erin Fehr [email protected]

American Indians in World War I was created by the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Contributors: Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and Erin Fehr

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