Michael J.Knudson
& Ann G.Knudson

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Warriors in Khaki
Native American doughboys from North Dakota

by Michael J. Knudson
& Ann G. Knudson

The Indian Men from North Dakota
who Served in WWI

"Warriors in Khaki brings the history of WWI back to life through the biographies and photos of North Dakota’s Indian men who served in “The Great War.” It provides a personal link, a DNA chain, between the five or more generations of ND Indians since the time when President Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany in 1917."

Marilyn Hudson, Director, Three Affiliated Tribes Museum, New Town, ND (also known as Four Bears Museum)

"Warriors in Khaki details service, awards, battle accomplishments, and service affiliation of North Dakota Native Americans of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation), Standing Rock Sioux, Fort Totten Sioux, and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa who served in World War I, information not readily available in any existing work.

This compilation fills a need and helps to recognize the continuing patriotism and over-the-top contribution of North Dakota Native Americans in that great conflict."

— Susan Dingle, Past President, Bismarck-Mandan Historical and Genealogical Society


Warriors in Khaki

166 pages, 8.5" x 11"
with over 50 photos

ISBN: 978-1-61170-101-2
Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)

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4 stars Lynn D. Bueling
The authors of "Warriors in Khaki: Native American Doughboys from North Dakota" undertook a large task in compiling the information in this volume. With records and memories being a century old and the participants dead, the Knudsons had to scour information from service records, newspapers, historical archives, and any other source where it lay hidden. Biographies of over 200 individuals, historical narratives, and a large bibliography offer several hours of reading enjoyment. Warriors in Khaki fills a niche that stood empty a long time.

4 stars Miss Rose
We've all heard stories about Native Americans serving in the 2nd WW, but this book show how many brave Native American men from ND served in the 1st WW....This book starts with the recruiting and asking permission of the Committe of Old Men and it tells about the harsh time, back in 1917. There is so much information, I love to read when, where the men were born, grew up, and what they did after the 1st WW, if they returned. This book shows black and white photos as well, I just love them. Because there's so much information, it's easy to read a bit, put it away and pick it up again. I will never get bored.

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About the authors: Ann & Mike Knudson
Ann and Mike Knudson


Mike Knudson is from Wisconsin and has been interested in history and genealogy since high school. He served in the Peace Corps in Morocco, went back to school for his master’s degree, then went to work as a forester with the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service) in North Dakota. He retired in 2011, and now has more time for research on family and military history, especially the World War I era.

Ann Knudson is from upstate New York.  She spent 28 years in public affairs for the North Dakota National Guard, and retired in 2012.

Mike and Ann met in college in Syracuse, NY. They have lived in North Dakota since 1977, and raised two children there.

Contact Mike and Ann at: mikeannknudson@msn.com

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