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Phoenix Indian School World War I War Memorialloupe
300 E. Indian School Rd

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.”

Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Veterans Memorialloupe
W Riverview Rd.
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. 

Port Gamble S'Klallam Veterans Memorialloupe
31912 Little Boston Rd NE

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.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Veterans Memorialloupe
15434 K Rd.
Nov. 26, 2003

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.

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Pueblo of Acoma Veterans Memorialloupe
Acoma Pueblo

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."

Puyallup Tribe of Indians Veterans Memorial loupe
2209 E 32nd St.
Nov. 11, 2015
ARC Architects and KPFF Civil Engineering

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.

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Veterans Memorialloupe
905 Whitebird St.
July 25, 2009

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.

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Veterans Memorialloupe
15480 Migizi Dr.
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.

Robert Taylor Code Talker Bridgeloupe
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).

Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska Veterans Memorialloupe
305 Main St.

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.


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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