NMAI Codetalkers

During World War I and World War II, hundreds of American Indians joined the US armed forces and used words from their traditional native languages as weapons.  The military asked them to develop secret communications based on their languages – and America’s enemies never deciphered the coded messages they sent.

“Code Talkers,” as they came to be known after WWII, are 20th century American Indian warriors and heroes who significantly aided the victories of the US and its allies.  This website tells their stories.