Today, we are releasing The Messenger Vol. III, a collaboration between us and brewingchangemn. In this volume, we’re highlighting Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte & Ira Hayes on crowler art created by LucieSkjefte, and the stories of Wilma Pearl Mankiller & Sachsen Littlefeather.
Let us first tell the story of Ira Hayes, written by Charles Meyer.
Ira was an Akimel O’odham Native American, also known as the Pima, that grew up as a member of the Gila River Indian Community near Phoenix, Arizona. In August 1942 he enlisted and after training, he volunteered to join the new and elite paratrooper division. Later that year he earned his silver wings and was given the code name “Chief Falling… More