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Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of World War II
When America joined the Allies in World War II in 1941, over 25,000 Native American people joined the war effort. Although their stories are rarely told, they are part of "The Greatest Generation." This PBS North Coast production, in partnership with Native American educator and author of the book "Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of World War II," Chag Lowry (Yurok/Maidu/Pit River), shares the stories of three Northern California Native American Veterans of World War II. Lee Hoover (Karuk Tribe), Frank Richards (Tolowa/Smith River Rancheria), and Wally Scott (Yurok Tribe) recount their experiences at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and D-Day, and share their views on the costs of war.