The Indian Who Never Got Home: A Brief Account of What Happened When Sergeant John Rice's Body Came Home from Korea for Burial. Harry Ross, William H. Oliver.

The Indian Who Never Got Home: A Brief Account of What Happened When Sergeant John Rice's Body Came Home from Korea for Burial

Detroit: UAW-CIO Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department, [1952]. An account of Native American discrimination against Sergeant John Rice told in two statements by William Oliver of the UAW-CIO Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department before the Dept. of the Interior Hearing on Proposed Regulations to Govern Indian Tribal Attorney Contracts. Rice was killed in Korea and was scheduled to be buried in Garden of Memorials cemetery in Nebraska after his white wife had secured a plot. But following the ceremony and before Rice’s coffin could be lowered into the ground, it was discovered that Rice was a Native American, which contravened the cemetery’s whites only policy. His coffin was removed, the story circulated quickly and national indignation prompted President Truman to offer the Rice family and plot in Arlington where he was ultimately interred.

Stapled glossy wrappers (6” x 9”), 32 p., 19 black & white photographs. Light wear and faint soiling to wrappers, about Near Fine. Item #9080

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