, Muskogee, OK


February 12, 2014

Code talkers played an integral role

Native American code talkers played a vital role in American military history. The “codes within codes” of various Native American tribes were never broken.

The brave soldiers were sworn to secrecy about the code, and all information pertaining to the code talkers were classified for decades. So much of the information was unknown, and the feats of these brave men are barely known.

Northeastern State University’s library in Tahlequah is hosting the “Native Words, Native Warriors” exhibit, which details the use of Native American languages as codes during World War I and II.

The exhibit is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and will be displayed on the second floor of the John Vaughan Library through April 7. The exhibit is free and open during library hours.

In addition to banners and documentary, the exhibit includes journals, historic photographs, war medals and military equipment, some of which are on loan from other museums.

The exhibit is a worthwhile endeavor if you are unaware of the code talkers, or if you know about them and want to learn even more.

You’ll learn more than you would by watching a movie starring Nicolas Cage.

If you go

WHAT: “Native Words, Native Warriors” exhibit.

WHERE: John Vaughan Library, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah.

WHEN: Library hours, through April 7.


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