The word “beautiful” comes to mind, but it just ain’t enough. There is no word to accurately describe this!
With plenty of respect and little understanding of tribal culture, I see a Marine honoring two cultures. I see him dancing with the support of The People, and I see him honoring the uniform he wears.
Marines with no Native blood have been honored when they bring fallen brothers and sisters home to their People and this is a continuation of that circle. Watch the video below!
A Marine managed to surprise everyone during an edition of the Iowa Nation Powwow, an annual event which is held in celebration of homecoming and fellowship amongst the Bahkhoje people which form the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
Most people don’t realize that Native Americans have long been an important part of the United States Armed Forces, according to ShareTap.
The Native American “Code Talkers” were a vital part of both of the World Wars, using their native languages to transmit secret messages to the Allied Forces all around the world. Native American men and women, just like this brave Marine, have made their presence known in the Armed Forces over the decades and all United States citizens should be grateful.
The usually rigid Marine lets loose for a brief second during the Powwow and it gives us a fascinating glimpse into his deep and complex life. We can see the free-spirited, tradition-minded side of him and the strict Marine side in this interesting video!
Native Americans played a very important part in our victory against our enemies, as Code talkers, and soldiers in WWll.
Just great to see the respect he gets from his people. Native Americans make great Marines! My hats off to that MARINE. God Bless you, Marine! You are the true Warrior’s Warrior and American Hero all in one!
If you want to learn more about our Native Americans in past and present military service, visit a Native American Museum near you!
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