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CNAIR Director keynotes at West Point for National American Indian Heritage Month Observance

November 16, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, Patricia Loew keynoted at the 2017 National American Indian Heritage Month Observance at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  There were about 350 cadets, officers, and staff in attendance.  Loew's speech was about the contributions of 12,000 Native Americans, including those of her grandfather, Edward DeNomie, who volunteered for service during World War I.  This year France is commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I and French Public Television featured Edward DeNomie in a documentary that aired recently. He fought in all seven major battles in and around Chateau Thierry and kept a diary from the front.  Loew shared her research about the complicated history of Native Americans serving in the U.S. military and her grandfather's story with the cadets.