The annual ceremony honoring Native Veterans will be held at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center from 12:00 until 2:00 on November 13. Information on the event can be found below:
Selected November events posted by the museum are as follows:
Saturdays, Nov. 6, 20, & 27, 1 & 3 pm
November Films Honoring Native Veterans
The Pequot Museum is screening three films, each about an hour long, to recognize and honor Native warriors in the armed forces of the United States and Canada. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.
Nov. 6, 1 & 3 pm: Forgotten Warriors. Canadian aboriginal soldiers fought for their country only to return home to face discrimination, including the loss of tribal lands to returning non-Native veterans. A National Film Board of Canada production.
Nov. 20, 1 & 3 pm: Warriors. The story of Native Americans who served in Vietnam, including their experiences after the conflict. A MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project, the film is distributed by the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium.
Nov. 27, 1 & 3 pm: Navajo Code Talkers. Navajo tribal members played a crucial role during World War II as radio operators in the Pacific Theater. A MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project, the film is distributed by the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 12-2 pm
Honoring Native Veterans Ceremony
Join Mashantucket Pequot and other Native veterans in a ceremony acknowledging the contributions of all members of the armed services. Guest speaker discusses code talkers; Mystic River Drum provides honoring-the-flag songs. The public is invited; Native veterans register for the event by calling (860) 396-6954 by Nov. 10. Free with Museum admission; free to Museum members.
Saturday, Nov 13, 2:30-3:30 pm
Comanche Code Talkers of World War II
In conjunction with the Honoring Native Veterans Ceremony and the Mashantucket Gallery's exhibit, Native Words, Native Warriors, Dr. William Meadows speaks about Native American code talkers in WW I and WWII. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. The Smithsonian Community Grant program, funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of this public program.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 10-11 am
Pequot War: Technology & Tactics
Join Museum Research Director Dr. Kevin McBride and military historian David Naumec to gain insights into the weapons and tactics used during the Pequot War. Examine artifacts from the Mystic Fort and other sites recovered during 2010 field work. Demonstrations show the warfare used by each side in the war. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 1-5 pm
Battlefields of the Pequot War Bus Tour
Museum Research Director Kevin McBride leads a tour of battlefields, routes of march and retreat, and campsites of the Pequot War of 1636-1638. Examine historical records and physical evidence relating to the war, use a military terrain model to help plot battlefield sites, and take a bus to the sites that have been identified and studied in Groton and Stonington. Dress for the woods and difficult terrain. Rain or shine. Limited to 25, ages 12 and older. $30/$25 Museum members. Call (800) 411-9671 by Nov. 13 to register.
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