Indigenous war stories – Victoria Lookout

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Nov 07, 2018

Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs ~

A Quebec-based amateur historian has set himself the ambitious goal of documenting every North American Indigenous soldier who has served since Europeans first discovered the continent in 1492.

In his role as president of Association de recherche des anciens combattants amérindiens, Yann Castelnot of Riviere-du-loup has already compiled the names and histories of some 150,000 Indigenous Veterans of Canada and the United States into an online database.

He began the work in 1998, inspired by an article on Indigenous soldiers of the First World War.

“At the time, the Internet was not as developed as today and the subject of Native American Veterans was not addressed anywhere,” he recalled.

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