Native American Indian Memorial Dedication Ceremony (1913)

  • 17 years ago
This video chronicles the dedication of a Native American memorial in February of 1913. 32 chiefs from varying tribes are on hand to witness the ceremony, as well as the American President, William Howard Taft. To symbolize the building of the memorial, President Taft breaks ground with a spade and then with an Indian Stone Ax. Then Chief Wooden Leg breaks ground on behalf of the North American Indian. As a final showing of ceremony, the Indian Chiefs raise the American flag as a symbol of unity with the United States government. See the full length video at: