Montana Tech is pleased to announce the traveling exhibit, Montana’s Native Warriors, will be on campus September 19th through September 22, 2017 in the Montana Tech Student Union Building. Montana Tech is hosting this exhibit in celebration of Native American Heritage Day, September 19th at Montana Tech.
“We are a warrior people. We are proud of our military heritage and our country and, like our fellow native brothers and sisters in uniform; we will always be in the front ranks when our nation needs us, which is only right since we are the ‘first’ Americans.” – Benjamin Nighthorse Campbell, Northern Cheyenne, Former U.S. Senator from Colorado./p>
Montana’s American Indian warriors have participated in every conflict the United States has engaged in since World War I. Today there are more than 5,000 Native veterans in Montana while many Montana Indian women and men remain on active duty. This traveling exhibit from the Montana Historical Society highlights their stories beginning with World War I and ending with contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. /p>
The exhibit consists of colorful banners that illustrate Montana’s Native American involvement in both World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and modern conflicts using both contemporary and historic photographs and the first-hand accounts of Montana soldiers./p>
“This was an opportunity to recognize a group of individuals who have given so much to this state and our country. So many times, in our past, we have overlooked what the veterans have sacrificed – this was a way to honor them,” noted Exhibit curator, Sarah Nucci.