Two Pairs of Shoes, a Bed, and Food: Wisconsin American Indian Women in the Military during World War II.

Jenna Vater

Abstract


All work in the field of American Indian studies should in some way be decolonizing, and this paper is no exception. The research and information presented disprove the stereotypes of all Native men being warriors while all Native women simply prepare food and tend crops. The women discussed in this paper fit neither stereotype, which challenges many peoples views of Native people. Having their views challenged forces people to rethink the stereotypes they place on Native people. This paper will assist in breaking down the stereotypes of Native people and their cultures by disproving the idea that all Native men and women fit into one clich image.

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