Museum-goers will have the chance to learn about the least known group of World War II military veterans — Native American women.
The Sarpy County Museum, 2402 Clay St., will host a presentation on the topic Sunday at 2 p.m.
Pamela Bennett, a professor at Creighton University, will present on the topic, which ties in with the museum’s overall theme this year of Native American history. The program is free and open to the public.
Museum officials were looking for an expert in the field of Native American studies and were in luck in reaching out to Bennett, said Ben Justman, executive director of the museum.
“She’s a hybrid of Native American studies and history,” Justman said. “It should be interesting to see and keeping with all of our programs, it should be a good one.”
During Sunday’s presentation, Bennett will explore the role of Native American women in World War II.
With an estimated wartime enlistment of 800, limited attention and information on their lives and military experiences are available.
Bennett will also discuss how Native American and tribal identities influenced the veterans in their military enlistment and community service.