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Dr. Prins and Penobscot Indian World War II veteran Charles Shay at the Sieg River in Ger-many. A combat medic in an assault platoon, 19-year-old Private Shay was awarded a Silver Star for heroism at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Soon after the Battle of the Bulge, he was captured by German enemies at this location in early 1945. Having accompanied this tribal elder on his pilgrimage to major battle sites and war cemeter-ies, Dr. Prins successfully nominated him for the Legion of Honor, with the French President personally inducting him as Chevalier (Knight). Having assisted Mr. Shay with the publication of his memoir, he is now completing his life history (under contract with the University of Nebraska Press).

Fall 2016 Newsletter – Dr. Prins

Dr. Harald E.L. Prins served for a second year on an international panel for the Fejos award in ethnographic film for the Wenner-Gren Foundation in New York City. He was also contracted by the...