“Warriors in Khaki: Indian Doughboys in the Great War”
Written by broebling on September 20, 2018
Press Release – The Campbell County Historical Society will host a presentation by Doug Cubbison on “Warriors in Khaki: Indian Doughboys in the Great War.” The event will take place on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Rockpile Museum.
More than 12,000 American Indians served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Great War from 1914 to 1918. At the beginning of the war, many of these Indians were not U.S. Citizens. American Indians enlisted in relatively high rates, however, less than one-quarter of Indians serving in the military were drafted. The ones who were drafted experienced an extremely high injury and death rate as they were often assigned dangerous scouting missions viewed as opportunities to demonstrate their strength as warriors.
Doug Cubbison, formerly Curator of the Wyoming Veteran’s Museum, will be presenting on Indian Doughboys and their roles during World War One. He will examine the role of these soldiers in the war as many did not have American citizenship during this period. He will also look at the patriotism exhibited on the Wind River Reservation before the war was declared.
“Doug Cubbison, President of the Wyoming State Historical Society, creates an amazing presentation on one of Wyoming’s hidden histories. His vast knowledge and background in military history combine with his passion and knowledge for Wyoming to create an engaging and interesting presentation. You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity,” said Mary Kelley, President of the Campbell County Historical Society.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served