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VIRTUAL: Washington State History Museum Veterans Day Event: Stories from Native American Veterans

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Veterans Day: Stories from Native American Veterans: Thursday, November 11, 1:00 PM

Honor Veterans Day virtually with the Historical Society as we hear a short presentation on the history of Native American military service. This program will feature a never-before released interview with the family of Phillip Broncheau, a Colville veteran who served with the 101st Airborne Division. Broncheau fought during the “Battle of the Bulge,” a pivotal battle in Europe during World War II.

We will share this program on the WSHS YouTube channel on Veterans Day, November 11, and we’ll post links to the program on our Facebook page as well.

Image: Beginning in World War I and inspired by the numbers of Native people entering the armed forces, elements of the American flag as a design motif were incorporated by Plateau artists into traditional artforms. These gauntlets were made by Gertrude M. Bates, Nez Perce, around 1950 and later donated to the Washington State Historical Society. WSHS Catalog #1978.49.6.

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