The Experiences of American Indian Women Warriors
Date of Award
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Lynett Henderson Metzger
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
American Indian female veterans, American Indian women, Women Warriors, Military Veterans
This article examines the unique experiences of American Indian (AI) female veterans through a generalized qualitative study. Revealed in this study were interesting cultural insights regarding a concentrated, yet largely misunderstood, population within the U.S. military. For this study, six participants were interviewed and data were analyzed to identify common experiences of AI female veterans. The analyses revealed unique roles assumed during military service, a strengthening of cultural values, identity development, and personal empowerment as a result of AI women having served in the military. Discussion, implications, and limitations of this study are also described.
Symonette, Sierra, "The Experiences of American Indian Women Warriors" (2014). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 62.