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Published May 11, 2017

Honoring Historical Native Americans Hidden in History

There are many hidden historical figures in history that have made major contributions to our society. Extraordinary groups of people such as women, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Native Americans, with the exception of a few, were excluded from history text.

Representation of Native Americans in history books are both historically inaccurate and only covers a small bit of history during the exploration of Columbus, Thanksgiving and the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. It’s not just presidents, generals, and explorers that have influenced our past, but people from all walks of life who have been left out or forgotten.

Corporal Solomon Bond Louis

The Original Choctaw Code Talkers (1918) Solomon Lewis, Mitchell Bobb, Ben Carterby, Robert Taylor, Jeff Nelson, Pete Maytubby, James Edwards, Calvin Wilson.

Corporal Solomon Bond Louis (1899-1972) of the Choctaw Nation and leader of the Choctaw Code Talkers was instrumental in devising a system of communications that helped to defeat the Germans during World War I. Louis along with 15 other Choctaw natives paved the way for the Navajo Code Talkers in World War II.

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  • Hope Thompson


  • Trying to educate the world one SLICE OF HISTORY at a time! Hope Thompson is a freelance journalist focused on hidden history, Southern & Appalachian folklife, and Native American culture. She is a native of North Carolina and has been writing for this space for four years. She currently works in state government finance and owns a graphic design business. All my articles.

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