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.
Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all six Marine divisions, Marine Raider battalions, and Marine parachute units. Other Native American code talkers were also deployed including Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota Meskwaki, and Comanche soldiers. Soldiers of Basque ancestry were also used for code talking by U.S. Marines in areas where other Basque speakers were not expected to be operating.
8/14/13. Today is a good day to educate your children and others about the major contribution of Navajo code talkers made to assist the war effort during World War II utilizing the Navajo language as to confuse the enemy. These codes were never broken. Each year in Window Rock on the Navajo Indian Reservation, there is a parade and a program to recognize and honor Navajo Code Talkers.
Navajo Code Talkers Memorial at Window Rock, Arizona, honors the Navajo who served in the military during WWII. The Navajo used their native language to create a code that was never broken by the enemy
Other Native American code talkers were deployed by the United States Army during World War II, including Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota Meskwaki, and Comanche soldiers. Soldiers of Basque ancestry were used for code talking by the U.S. Marines during World War II in areas where other Basque speakers were not expected to be operating.
The code talkers were elite Native American military units that used their own tribal languages to create and transmit fast, unbreakable coded messages, serving in both World Wars I and II. They’re credited with saving countless lives in theaters around the world.
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.