Exhibit features native peoples’ military contributions

By: Staff Report

PEMBROKE — An exhibit that honors the history of native people in the U.S. military will be on display beginning Tuesday at the Museum of the Southeast American Indian.

The display, located downstairs in Old Main on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke campus, will be a 16-panel exhibition that documents 250 years of native peoples’ contributions in U.S. military history. The exhibit will be displayed until Dec. 12 and will be available to the public for free.

“This exhibit is a testament to the strength and courage of Native Americans, specifically female American Indian service members,” said Nancy Fields, museum director. “We are honored to have the panel display in our museum space, offering a fresh exhibit for patrons and community members.”

The exhibition will travel throughout the country. A panel version of the exhibition currently is on display through January at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The Museum of the Southeast American Indian is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum usually is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Saturdays. Call ahead to make reservations for group visits. The telephone number is 910-521-6282.

Staff Report