Photo Gallery: 20 Memorials to Native Americans
Memorial Day is an occasion for remembering those who have died in the U.S. armed forces. It's not hard to find monuments and tributes to American soldiers who died in wars all over the world, but what of the Native Americans who lost their lives in the struggle to defend their own lands? Those are comparatively rare. Leaders like Sitting Bull and Geronimo are memorialized, but there are precious few tributes to (or even acknowledgements of) the countless American Indians who lost their lives in what amounted to a war that spanned generations.
Here are some of the monuments, memorials, and grave markers that have been erected or installed to acknowledge Native Americans -- while we're deservedly celebrating soldiers, sailors, airmen and Code Talkers, let us not forget the warriors and their families who died defending their own homelands.
Some relevant links:
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