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Web Resources on Navajo Code Talkers

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Native Worlds, Native WarriorsOpens in a new window
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

This is an online exhibition about Code Talkers. It is divided into six sections: Native languages, code talking, survival, boarding schools, coming home, and recognition. Links to resources and lesson plans are also provided.

Teaching with Documents: Memorandum Regarding the Enlistment of Navajo IndiansOpens in a new window
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

This site provides information on the U.S. Marine Corps Navajo Code Talker program, highlighting Maj. Gen. Clayton B. Vogel’s March 26, 1942, memo recommending the recruitment of Navajo men for the project.

Navajo Code Talkers’ Dictionary Opens in a new window

This is the actual dictionary used by the military during WWII. It was declassified under Department of Defense directive 5200.9.

Navajo Code Talkers: World War II Fact SheetOpens in a new window

Prepared by the Navy & Marine Corps WWII Commemorative Committee

World War I And II: Choctaw Code TalkersOpens in a new window (Click on Traditions, then scroll to Code Talkers link.)

Towards the end of WWI, fourteen Choctaw men in the US Army's Thirty-Sixth Division used their language to communicate military messages. The language functioned like a code and helped the American Expeditionary Force to win several key battles in France.

America’s CryptoKids, National Security Agency / Central Security ServiceOpens in a new window

This entire website is devoted to codes and ciphers, how to make them, their history, and characters to play games with using the information—plus links for students and parents.

KUAZ Podcast on Code TalkersOpens in a new window

Arizona Public Media's Mark McLemore talks with Zonnie Gorman, coordinator of the exhibition and daughter of Navajo Code Talker Carl Gorman.

KUAT Video on Code TalkersOpens in a new window

Arizona Illustrated produced a segment based on the exhibition, aired July 28, 2009.

Podcast Interview with a Hero's Daughter

Zonnie Gorman, the daughter of Carl Gorman who was one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, talks about the Code Talkers' important heritage of bravery within both the Navajo Nation and the United States.

Podcast originally produced by UA NewsOpens in a new window. Interview by Jeff Harrison.