Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps and Thank You to the Navajo Code Talkers

Not enough people are aware of the contribution made to the US victory in the Pacific by the Navajo Code Talkers, represented here by this set of carvings by Navajo artist, Renzo Reed. 
Using their native language, which the Japanese did not understand, they were able to transmit coded messages about troop movements and Japanese garrisons. Thank you to all.

Additional Navajo folk art carvings are offered @ in the Native American Gallery.

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