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The First Code Talkers: Native American Communicators in World War I with Professor William Meadows

Many Americans have heard about the Navajo code talkers in World War II. But, as Dr. Meadows will discuss code talking originated in World War I among Native soldiers whose extraordinary service resulted, at long last, in U.S. citizenship for all Native Americans. They hailed from the Choctaw, Oklahoma Cherokee, Comanche, Osage, and Sioux nations, as well as the Eastern Band of Cherokee and Ho-Chunk. These veterans have yet to receive congressional recognition.

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