Lesson 3: Records of Loyalty in WWI

While the unit as a whole focuses on Native American involvement in WWII, this lesson plan is meant to highlight that Native Americans soldiers were also present in WWI, despite the discrimination they often faced from their white counterparts. The lesson is centered around records of loyalty that asked American military generals to compare the efficiency of Native Americans soldiers to the "average" white soldier. In spite of the offensive questions, Native Americans continued to serve in both major wars, often times without credit, and played a pivotal role in aiding the U.S. to victory.