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.
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.