Patriot Nations opens at Museum

An interesting new exhibit—Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Armed Forces—is on display at the Museum at Warm Springs. The grand opening for the display will be this Thursday, June 7 at the museum.

This is a traveling exhibit from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Patriot Nations tells the history of American Indian and Alaska Native men and women who have served in the United States military.

Native peoples have participated in every major U.S. military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East, serving at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other ethnic group.

Throughout Native America, servicemen and women are some of the most honored members of their communities. Yet they remain unrecognized by any landmark in our nation’s capital.

That will soon change, as the Patriot Nations exhibition announces the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

The memorial has been requisitioned by Congress to be placed on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Visit the National Native American Veterans Memorial website for more information, or to donate.

Patriot Nations has been on tour across the country since 2016. The Museum at Warm Springs will be one of the last opportunities to see the traveling exhibit.

Patriot Nations will be on display at the museum through September. Also opening later this month at the Museum at Warm Springs will be the exhibit Memory of the Land.