I Wanted to be Rambo, I Wanted to be Lakota (1/25)

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Sculpture of a warrior adorns the grave of Eugene Yallow Boy at the cemetery of Wolf Creek, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Lakota Nation has a long warrior tradition to prove manhood in combat. Native Americans join the US military at a higher rate than any other ethnic group. This was true even before 1924, when the Snyder Act granted United States citizenship to all Native Americans. More than 98 000 Native Americans served in World War I, II and Vietnam. More than 18,000 have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. ¬¬There are close to 190,000 living Native American veterans.
Sculpture of a warrior adorns the grave of Eugene Yallow Boy at the cemetery of Wolf Creek, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Lakota Nation has a long warrior tradition to prove manhood in combat. Native Americans join the US military at a higher rate than any other ethnic group. This was true even before 1924, when the Snyder Act granted United States citizenship to all Native Americans. More than 98 000 Native Americans served in World War I, II and Vietnam. More than 18,000 have served in...
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