Crossing the pond : the native American effort in World War II / Jere Bishop Franco.
By: Franco, Jere Bishop.Material type: TextSeries: War and the Southwest series: no. 7.Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1574410652; 9781574410655.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian | Indians of North America -- History -- 20th century
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-217) and index.
The swastika shadow over Native America: John Collier and the AIF -- Bringing them in alive: selective service and Native Americans -- The return of the Native: American Indian laborers -- The great give-away: tribal resources -- Publicity, persuasion, and propaganda: stereotyping the Native American -- Across the blue waters: the Santa Fe Indian club -- Empowering the veteran: postwar civil rights.
""Crossing the Pond" is a term Native Americans used to describe the process of being transferred overseas for military duty. This was both an event and a duty taken quite seriously by tribal members, who participated in every aspect of wartime America. On the homefront, Native Americans gave comparable and sometimes exemplary contributions to civilian defense work, Red Cross drives, and war bond purchases."--BOOK JACKET.
"Crossing the Pond also chronicles the unsuccessful efforts of Nazi propagandists to exploit Native Americans for the Third Reich, as well as the successful efforts of the United States government and the media to recruit Native Americans, utilize their resources, and publicize their activities for the war effort. Attention is also given to the postwar experiences of Native American men and women as they sought the franchise, educational equality, economic stability, the right to purchase alcohol, and the same amount of respect given to other American war veterans."--BOOK JACKET.