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From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers

From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers

During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles four Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland, their military service as Code Talkers, and the personal and spiritual costs of war that many struggled with after the war. They returned home without fanfare to continued poverty and lack of economic opportunity, yet persevered and overcame obstacles that helped change the Navajo Nation and their communities. Their stories are told with poignancy that reflect their resiliency and self-determination. This program is sponsored by the Arizona Humanities.  Registration limited to 50. 

 

Date:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Program Room
Campus:
Basha
Categories:
  * Adults > Adults Ages 65 +     * Adults > New Adults (Ages 18-25)     * Adults     Art, Culture, Film & Music     Lectures & Author Talks     Local Arizona