Thought you'd like to know that during a recent meeting at the Pentagon, I saw a large wall display filled with momentos and photos documenting the history of Native Americans in the service of the U.S.A.
It covers the Native guides and scouts, and then into the early wars, and finally into their full-fledged service in today's U.S. military.
Unfortunately, this is closed to the public...it is for internal use only (unless by chance, those small public tours you have to sign up for months in advance happen to go down that particular hallway), seen by those military and civilians that work in the headquarters of the Department of Defense. So they didn't do this to show off their "diversity" to outsiders...it is an appreciation of the diversity of the people who support our country using arms for internal pride and consumption.
Do they have a picture of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe flag flying over Camp Harper in Basra? I do!
That's very cool! If they had one, they sure would have put it in the display. This display was so very crowded it would have taken me over an hour to look in detail at every photo and painting they had in there, as well as some military artifacts Native American soldiers used/wore.