The Navajo Language : The American Indian War Essay

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The Navajo Language On September 11, 2001 the world watched as the lives of many regardless of age, race, gender, and ethnicity changed as we witnessed a terror attack unfold on our homeland, the United States of America. The graphic images of the twin towers collapsing and an airline jet crashing into the Pentagon portrayed an image of what the American Indian’s must have seen as the Unites States Government (USG) made advances on their ancestral lands, threatening their very livelihood. As a direct result of conflicts with the USG, American Indians were relocated to reservations, where they suffered poverty, racism, and termination of their culture, traditions, and language. Despite their tragic history, the American Indian Soldiers have made countless contributions to the freedoms of this great nation. The American Indian’s service to the United States Armed Forces (USAF) is dated back to the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and every major conflict recorded in American history, to the current war against terrorism. Even though congress marked the American Indians for abolishment at one point in American history, the use of the Navajo language during World War II is the only reason that America still reigns “Home of the Brave”.
The Navajo People
The Navajo (or Dine), which means “The People” are located on the Navajo reservation, spanning more than 27,000 miles, at the four corners of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The 2010 Census Brief reports the
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