Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers

Book - 2004
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Explains the role that a group of Navajo Native Americans took in World War II, who sent secretly coded messages based on the Navajo language, helping the United States and its allies win the war.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9780756506117
0756506115
Branch Call Number: J 940.548673
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 col. map ; 24 cm.

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Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died on June 11 at the age of 94. Holiday was among hundreds of Navajos who used a code based on their native language to transmit messages in World War II. The Japanese never broke it. No cause of death was cited.

Roy Hawthorne Sr., a Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II died op April 21 at the age of 92. Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who transmitted hundreds of messages in their language wi... Read More »


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