Alaska Natives and WWII: "Uncle Sam's Men"

Beth Blenz (blenzb@cvfn.org)
Sat, 15 Mar 1997 18:54:27 -0600 (CST)

NEW FROM VISION MAKER VIDEO
"UNCLE SAM'S MEN" TAKES VIEWERS TO WWII ALASKA

"Uncle Sam's Men," tells the story of the men and women who served in the
Tundra Army of Alaska's Territorial Guard during World War II. Of the
6,000 Alaskans who volunteered for the Territorial Guard during WWII,
over half were Alaska Natives,predominately Yup'ik and Inupiaq Eskimos.
The role these citizen soldiers played in defending Alaska's western and
arctic coasts from the threat of Japanese invasion is told in Uncle Sam's
Men through the recollections of Tundra Army veterans, rare film footage,
and photographs of the Tundra Army in action. Pair this award-winning
production with "Navajo Code Talkers," which tells the story of the
unique role played by Navajo Marines in the South Pacific during WWII.

Each video is 30 minutes long and is available for $49.95 plus s&h from
Vision Maker Video, a service of Native American Public
Telecommunications. To order, please call (800) 835-7087; or visit our
web site at www.visionmaker.com. E-mail for more info: mlj@unlinfo.unl.edu.

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