Honor Dance

From the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Honor dance welcoming home Pascal Cleatus Poolaw Sr. (right, holding the American flag) after his service in the Korean War. To his right are members of the Kiowa War Mothers. Carnegie, Oklahoma, ca. 1952. Poolaw (Kiowa, 1922–1967) remains the most decorated American Indian soldier in history, having earned forty-two medals and citations during three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Photo by Horace Poolaw. 45POW29 © Estate of Horace Poolaw

Credit: Horace Poolaw/Estate of Horace Poolaw

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