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Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for November 2018

November 11, 2018

November 11th marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that led to the end of World War I. In 1918, an agreement was reached by the Allies and Germany to end the fighting on the war’s Western Front at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Officially, the Treaty of Versailles, signed on June 28, 1919, did more to bring about the end of the war. However, Armistice Day was first observed on November 11, 1919 as a day to remember those members of the armed forces killed in the line of duty during World War I. Twenty years later, Armistice Day became a national holiday in the United States celebrated on November 11th. President Eisenhower in 1954 changed the name of this holiday to Veterans Day and the significance of the day to honor all American veterans – living or dead. The participation of over 12,000 Native Americans in the United States army during World War I was a significant fact in bringing about the Indian Citizenship Act. This 1924 act of Congress granted citizenship for the first time to all Native Americans born in the United States. For this year’s Veterans Day, the following four works from the Library collection were selected to honor the World War I military service by American Indians. Written in a variety of genres, these examples commemorating their service are currently on display in the public reading area of the Library. Please feel free to visit the Library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the link labeled Library Catalog Search located in the pull-down menu of the Library tab on the Heard website.


Krouse, Susan Applegate ; photographs and original documentation by Joseph K. Dixon

North American Indians in the Great War

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007

Heard call number D639.I56 K76 2007


Starr, Arigon (editor)

Tales of the mighty code talkers. Volume one

Albuquerque, NM : Native Realities LLC, ©2016

Heard call number PN6728 .T344 2016 v.1


Vizenor, Gerald

Blue ravens : historical novel

Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2014]

Heard call number PS3572.I9 B58 2014


Winegard, Timothy C.

For king and Kanata : Canadian Indians and the First World War

Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2012

Heard call number D639.I56 W55 2012