In the late 19th and mid-20th centuries, boarding schools were established to house American Indian children with the intent of erasing their heritage and identities. This included their native languages. During World War I, however, the United States realized that they would need American Indian languages to win the war. This informational text is for grade 6 students. As you read, take notes on how the United States’ military used American Indian languages. “American Indians in the United States Army” was released by the U.S. Government and is in the public domain. This work is licensed under 

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