Code Talkers

Although throughout history the goverment took advantage of the Native Americans, suprisingly they answered the call of duty to fight for their country in the 1940’s. The code talkers are a main part of the victory in World War II. They used a secret code no one could break. The code talkers were made of classified tribes that no one knew about until they were declassified years after the war was over. The Native American code talkers were important because no one could break their code. The tribes included were the Navajo, the Comanche, and the Choctaw.

When a Navajo code talker received a message, what he heard was a string of unrelated Navajo words (Naval History). In 1942, there were about forty thousand Navajo tribe members (Naval History). As of 1945, they were about five hundred and forty Navajos who served as Marines (Naval History). The Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the Marines conducted in the Pacific (Naval History). There were three hundred code talkers in total, it is believed that only thirteen died in World War II (Brownielocks).

It is hard to verified that because their existence was classified (Brownielocks). In going into battle a key factor was communications it was use to help you our destroy you. The Comanche code talkers were an elite group of young men who were fluent in the Comanche language. They used the knowledge they were given, along with the training they were given by the Army to send critical messages that confused the enemy during World War II. Seventeen Comanche code talkers were trained but only fourteen were deployed to the European threats (Comanche Language).

Among the allied troops that came ashore in Normandy on June 6,1944 were thirteen Comanche code talkers (The University). Those Comanche code talkers were in the fourth Infantry Division. Under German fire Comanche code talkers laid communication lines and began sending messages in a form never before heard by the German forces. Choctaw Indians were instrumental in helping the American Expeditionary Force to win several key battles in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign (Choctaw Nation). This proved to be the final big German push to that war.

In 1917, Choctaw Indians were not citizens of the United States. The language the Choctaws spoke was considered obsolete. The Choctaws division would have been trained in quieter sector, but due to the crisis situation at Forme forest the thirty-six division was moved immediately to the front line of the battle (Choctaw Nation). The Germans tried to set a trap by leaving their radios behind and hearing the American communications but that did not happen because the Choctaw Indians used their diolact.

The very same language the Choctaws talked helped bring a successful end to the first World War. The Native American code talkers were important because no one could break their code. The tribes included were the Navajo, the Comanche, and the Choctaw. The Navajo code talkers were the heroes of World War II. The Comanche and the Choctaw were two of the main tribes in World War I. Although through out history the goverment took advantage of the Native Americans, suprisingly they answered the call of duty to fight for their country in the 1940’s.