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Native Words, Native Warriors

During World War I and World War II, hundreds of American Indians joined the United States armed forces and used words from their traditional Native languages as weapons. The United States military asked them to develop and use secret battle communications based on their languages. Native Words, Native Warriors tells the stories of these military heroes, also known as code talkers.

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featured nations
Assiniboine, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Choctaw, Comanche, Cree, Diné, Hopi, Kiowa, Menominee, Muskogee (Creek), Navajo, Oneida, Osage, Pawnee, Sac and Fox, Seminole, Sioux (Lakota and Dakota), Yankton Sioux
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Eastern Woodlands, North America, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plains, Southwest