Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy

May 19, 2021 to @ 12:00 PM - May 19, 2021 @ 01:00 PM
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Online - National Museum of the American Indian

MD , US

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Name: Marielba Alvarez

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During World War I and World War II, American Indians made a unique contribution to the U.S. Armed Forces by using their tribal languages in secret battle communications.

Watch author and anthropologist/historian William C. Meadows of Missouri State University revealing how these Native American “code talkers” played a key role in important battles and campaigns—and helped save many American and allied lives. Following Meadows’s talk, Alexandra Harris, National Museum of the American Indian senior editor and co-author of "Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces," will host a question-and-answer session with attendees.

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