Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Ditsky, J.


Literature, Canadian (English).




This creative writing project is a cross-genre collection of fiction and poetry. There are short stories, poems, and oral stories/anecdotes, which center on Native Canadians who served in the Vietnam War. This is not an historical work, but rather, looks at what has happened to these men because of their war experiences. It was a unique situation for any Canadian to join the U.S. military in their campaign in Vietnam, as it was essentially against the law for those men to enlist with the American military. However, the Canadian government did not interfere with its citizens enlisting, even while it was welcoming American draft-dodgers and sympathizers into the country. Meanwhile, the officers at American recruitment offices generally knew Canadians weren't legally allowed to sign up, but no one enforced that law across the border. It was an unusual time, and an unusual war. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 41-04, page: 0919. Adviser: John Ditsky. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.