The First Code Talkers



Location: Online, Wheaton, IL 60189
Start Date/Time: June 03, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.
End Date/Time: June 03, 2021

This program explores the origin of Native American code talking—the use of Native American languages for secure military communication in the US Armed Forces—in World War I. Speaker William Meadows, author of five books on Native American veterans, discusses how the codes developed, their structure, use in combat, all groups presently known to have used them in the Great War, and recognition to the present day. Included will be information on the Choctaw, Oklahoma Cherokee, Comanche, Osage, Lakota, and groups who have not yet been formally recognized, including the Eastern Band of Cherokee of North Carolina, and Wisconsin Ho-Chunk, and their impacts in WWII and tribal communities. Registration required. Free.

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