In Episode 8 Dr Viola shares a fascinating story about Lieutenant William Van Wyck Reily’s signet ring that was lost during the Battle of the Little Bighorn where he died and the it’s eventual recovery and return to his family.
In Episode 7 Dr Viola shares stories of Carson Walks Over Ice counting coup as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Dr Viola became friends with Carson Walks Over Ice while working on his book Warriors in Uniform. Below is an except from the podcast: Today I would like to talk about my good friend […]
In Episode 6 Dr Viola shares insights into the fascinating role American Indian code talkers played during World War I ultimately leading to the end of the war.
In episode 5 Dr Viola discusses the important roles Native Americans have played in the US military and the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Dr Viola traveled to Indian communities around the country speaking about the memorial and participated in reviewing applications for the final design.
In Episode 4 Dr Viola shares stories about his friendship with Joe Medicine Crow and reads a few letters he received over the years from Joe. Dr Viola also shares a story about meeting former US Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
In episode 3 of Dr Viola’s podcast he shares 4 stories about American Indian Valor in Combat. The stories feature: Lori Piestewa – The first American Indian woman to die in combat Moses Neptune – He was killed in combat the day before the WWI armistice Otis Leader – In WWI earned numerous medals including […]
Episode 2- Are There American Indians Buried Here – Visiting the Rhone American Military Cemetery in Draguignan, France
On Sunday, September 3, 2017, I was with a tour group visiting the Rhone American Military Cemetery in Draguignan, France. Mr. Dwight (Andy) Anderson, the Cemetery Superintendent and Representative of the American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC), welcomed us and led us on a thought-provoking and moving tour. Because of my work with the American […]
In the first episode of my podcast I share a story about the Battle of the Little Bighorn as told to me by Joe Medicine Crow and another story from Joe about his experience in Word War II “counting coup” against the Germans. I will be adding more podcast episodes so check back soon. […]
In 1876, Buffalo Calf Road Woman, also known as Brave Woman, miraculously saved her brother from death against the Americans trying to take over their land, and soon afterwards she became a war leader for her tribe. Only 15 years ago, Northern Cheyenne storytellers broke more than 100 years of silence about the battle, and […]