Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy

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. Join us via zoom as author and anthropologist/historian William C. Meadows of Missouri State University reveals 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, senior editor at the museum and co-author of Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces, will host a Q&A with attendees.

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Date: May 19

Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: Free

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https://americanindian.si.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D152036921

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