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Meet The Amateur Historian Who Created One of the Largest Databases of Indigenous Soldiers Who Fought for Canada and The United States

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 27, 2018

The names of more than 150,000 Indigenous soldiers who fought for Canada and the United States have been identified after a two-decade effort from a Quebec resident.

Yann Castelnot, an amateur historian from France, has compiled one of the largest databases of Indigenous soldiers, including 18,830 who were born in Canada, as a way to learn more about their contributions to Canadian and American forces.

“We forget to say that during modern wars, they massively engaged voluntarily and were brave soldiers respected by their brothers-in-arms,” said Castelnot.

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My father was in the Army Air Corps during WWII and I trace my ancestors back to Jamestown..forward and they all served the United States or Militias during each war. Thank you Yang for your tireless work. It is appreciated.

My father fought in WW1 on the Eastern Front of France. He spoke fluent German, and fought as an American (Army)

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