The Original Patriots by Chag Lowry
The Original Patriots, written by Yurok/Maidu/Pit River author Chag Lowry, is 270-pages with 200 color and black and white photographs, plus maps of key World War Two battles.
It contains 60 interviews of Native veterans from the Mountain Maidu, Pit River, Yurok, Tolowa, Hupa, Karuk, Wiyot, Paiute, Washoe and Shoshone cultures represented. The book also includes a summary of Native American participation in World War One and a history of the Indian boarding school system that most of these veterans went through as young people.
To purchase one book, please send a check or money order for $49 (this includes shipping costs) to the following address:
PO Box 185
Eureka, Ca 95501
For more information, to make a PayPal purchase or to contact the author, e-mail
Additional books with the same order are $45 including shipping.
Thank you for your support of our Northern California Native American veterans and their contributions during World War Two.
This first printing of The Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of World War Two is sponsored by the following:
- The Susanville Indian Rancheria
- he Yurok Tribe
- The Bear River Band at Rohnerville Rancheria
- The Morongo Tribe of Mission Indians
- The Smith River Rancheria
- The Elk Valley Rancheria
- The Table Bluff Reservation-Wiyot Tribe
- The Tyme Maidu Tribe
- The Mooretown Rancheria
Learn more about donating to the project and volunteer opportunities