Ceremonies mark the activation of an all-Native American American Legion post at White Swan, said to be the first such post in Washington, Feb. 28, 1946. From left are Donald Umtuch, adjutant and finance officer; Walter Underwood, first vice commander; Andy Olney, post commander; Andy Harrison, post member and veteran of World War II; Andy Hoptowit, sergeant at arms, and Kiutus Jim, post chaplain. The men wore regulation tribal regalia.

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