Soldiers Unknown, Book Talk and Signing


Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:00PM

<em>Soldiers Unknown</em>, Book Talk and Signing
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Where: California Historical Society Headquarters, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost: $5 General Admission, Free for CHS Members, plus one guest per membership.

Author and historian Chag Lowry will present his newest book, Soldiers Unknown, a graphic novel which tells unique and powerful stories of the Yurok men who fought and died in WWI. After his presentation, Chag will answer questions from the audience and participate in a book signing.

About the Book:

–Father, where did they go, and what did they see, these Yurok Native men who fought in World War One?

–The answers are there for us to find, son. But the more important questions are how did they return home, and when did they find peace?

This World War I epic, Soldiers Unknown, reveals the untold story of the native Yurok men who fought and died for the United States of America in the Great War. Conscripted from their tribal home in Northern California by a country they barely knew - to serve in a war they could hardly call their own - these young men nevertheless demonstrated immense courage and humanity on the battlefields of France in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Chag Lowry is a historian and writer of Yurok and Maidu descent and has crafted a beautiful and poignant tale that Rahsan brings to life with images.

Soldiers Unknown can be purchased at the event, or via Great Oak Press.

About the Speaker:

Chag Lowry is a historian, and writer of Yurok, Maidu, and Achumawi descent from northern California. He is the author of The Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of World War Two and has directed numerous PBS documentaries on Native veterans and cultures. He can be reached on Facebook.

In this photo, Chag is standing in his hometown of Susanville, California in front of a memorial tree that was planted in the 1920s to honor the late Thomas Tucker. Tucker was a Maidu man who died on September 28, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne battle. He was in the 91st Infantry Division and was the first man from northeastern California to die in combat in WW1.