Friday, October 16, 2015

SNRC/AHC Event - American Indians and Alaska Natives in America's Wars

The Sequoyah National Research Center and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a free half-day symposium from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14 at Stabler Hall, Room 107 on the UALR campus in Little Rock.  The symposium’s theme, American Indians and Alaska Natives in America’s Wars, will feature speakers Mary Jane Warde, Erin Fehr, Dr. Bob Sanderson, Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield, Jane Wilkerson, and Karen Russ.
Topics include The Destroying Hand of War, Alaska Natives and Their World War II Service in the Alaska Territorial Guard, Vietnam Warriors, and Resources for Studying Native Americans in America’s Wars.
The symposium is free and a light lunch will be provided. Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours through attendance. Registration is limited.  The deadline for registration will be Monday, November 9, so be sure to register soon.
Associated with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Sequoyah National Research Center maintains the largest collection of Native American expression in the world and works to acquire and preserve the writings and ideas of Native North Americans. The Arkansas History Commission, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world. 
For more information about the symposium, please call 501-682-6900 or email
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.