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Charlotte Edith
Anderson Monture


Army Nurse Corps

World War I

Fourteen Native American women served as members of the Army Nurse Corps during World War I, two of them overseas. Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture of the Iroquois Nation served as an Army nurse in France. Charlotte was born in 1890 in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. In 1917, she left her job as an elementary school nurse to join the Army Nurse Corps.