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Life Story: Grace Thorpe (1921-2008)

Women’s Army Corps Officer and Native Rights Activist

The story of a Native American woman who served her country on the Pacific front during World War II and became an advocate for Native rights and the anti-nuclear movement.

Another Ford Girl joins WAACS

“Another Ford Girl Joins WAACS.” Military Career and Life in Japan, 1943-1946, Grace F. Thorpe Collection, National Museum of the American Indian.

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Grace Thorpe joins WAACS

“Grace Thorpe Joins WAACS.” Military Career and Life in Japan, 1943-1946, Grace F. Thorpe Collection, National Museum of the American Indian.

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Grace Thorpe with Margaret Mead

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Grace with Margaret Mead, August 1976. Grace F. Thorpe Collection, National Museum of the American Indian.

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Themes

ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE; AMERICAN CULTURE

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