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Navajo Code Talkers in WWII

Navajo Code Talkers in WWII. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

There were 400 Native American Marine Code Talkers in World War II from the Navajo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota, Meskwaki and Comanche tribes.

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Isn't this ironic- forbidden to speak native languages and then, one day that is critical in the war to save this nation

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Navajo Code Talkers in WWII

Navajo Code Talkers in WWII - Girls in White Dresses -- a history lesson about a Navajo Code used in WWII to bring the US victory over Japan.

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from Mail Online

'This was no ordinary contribution': One of the last of America's heroic WW2 Navajo Code Talkers dies at 90

Philip Johnston, a missionary's son, grew up on a Navajo reservation. In WWII, the Japanese cracked every code the Americans could encrypt. Johnston knew that the Navajo language had no alphabet or written record, and was near impossible to learn if you weren't immersed in it as a kid. He alerted the military of this, staging a demonstration. Because of him, the Navajo Code Talker program began, the only undecipherable code in modern military history.