Navajo code talkers
Code talkers are people in the 20th century who used obscure languages as a means of secret communication during wartime. The term is now usually associated with the United States soldiers during the ...
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Joe Kieyoomia
Joe Kieyoomia (21 November 1919 – 17 February 1997) was a Navajo soldier in New Mexico's 200th Coast Artillery unit who was captured by the Imperial Japanese Army after the fall of the Philippines in ...
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Narciso Abeyta
Narciso Platero Abeyta or Ha So Deh (1918-1998) was a Navajo painter and silversmith.
Abeyta was born in 1918. He is named after his father, Narciso. His mother was Pablita. He started drawing whe...
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Philip Johnston (code talker)
Philip Johnston (September 17, 1892 in Topeka, Kansas – September 11, 1978 in San Diego, California) proposed the idea of using the Navajo language as a Navajo code to be used in the Pacific during Wo...
Samuel Nathan Blatchford
Samuel Nathan Blatchford (1925–2005) was an American soldier and civil engineer, he is the most decorated American Indian veteran to date. His mother, Pauline Manuelito was the great-granddaughter of ...
Allen Dale June
Allen Dale June (November 28, 1921 – September 8, 2010) was an American veteran of World War II. June was one of the 29 original Navajo code talkers who served in the United States Marine Corps during...
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Lloyd Oliver
Lloyd Oliver (April 23, 1923 – March 16, 2011) was an American veteran of the United States Marine Corps and one of the original 29 members of the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II, and th...
John Daw
John Daw (1870 – 1965) was the last surviving U.S. Army Indian Scout veteran that had served in the Indian Wars. He was a Navajo Indian given the Navajo name Hastiintsoh at birth. His parents,...
Thomas Claw
Thomas Claw (February 23, 1922 – May 26, 2009) was an American Navajo Code Talker during World War II. He served with the 1st Marine Division throughout the Pacific theater during the war.Claw was bor...
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Clayton J. Lonetree
Clayton J. Lonetree (born 1961), son of a Winnebago father and Navajo mother, served nine years in prison for espionage. During the early 1980s, Lonetree was a Marine Corps Security Guard stationed a...
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Robert W. Young
Robert W. Young (May 18, 1912 – February 20, 2007), professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of New Mexico, was an American linguist known for his work on the Navajo language. From th...
Frank Chee Willeto
Frank Chee Willeto (June 6, 1925 – June 23, 2012) was an American politician and Navajo code talker during World War II. Willeto served as the Vice President of the Navajo Nation under President Milto...
Frank Tsosie Thompson
Frank Tsosie Thompson (September 4, 1920 – June 2, 2008) was an American Navajo code talker in the United States Marines during World War II.
Thompson was born in Crystal, New Mexico, on Sept...
Joe Morris, Sr.
Joe Morris, Sr. (April 19, 1926 – July 17, 2011) was an American World War II United States Marine veteran and Navajo code talker.Morris was born as one of four children on April 19, 1926, in Indian W...
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Peter MacDonald (Navajo leader)
Peter MacDonald (born 1928) is a Native American politician and the only four term Chairman of the Navajo Tribe. MacDonald was born in Arizona, U.S.A. and served the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II...
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Jeff King (Navajo)
Jeff King (1865?–1964; known in Navajo as Hashkeh-yilth-e-yah) was a US Army scout from 1891 to 1911, and went on to become a highly respected hataałii (singer, or medicine man). According to army rec...
John Brown, Jr. (Navajo)
John Brown, Jr. (December 24, 1921 – May 20, 2009) was an American Navajo Code Talker during World War II.
Brown was born in Chinle, Arizona. He was the son of Nonabah Begay and John Brown. Brow...
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Willard Varnell Oliver
Willard Varnell Oliver (May 2, 1921 – October 14, 2009) was an American veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II. Oliver was part of a unit...
Merril Sandoval
Merril Sandoval (April 18, 1925 – February 9, 2008) was an American Navajo World War II veteran and a member of the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of United States Marines who transmitted important mess...
Jerry C. Begay
Jerry ClasChee Begay Sr. (December 8, 1924 – May 26, 2008) was an American World War II veteran and a member of the Navajo Code Talkers.
Begay was born on December 8, 1924, in Sheep Springs, New M...
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