One of the most important aspects of any battle is being able to communicate information to your allies without that same information falling into the hands of your enemies. In the United States, during both World Wars, one way this was accomplished was through the use of people known as code talkers. A code talker was a person who would use their knowledge of a little-known language in order to encrypt information, and in the US, most of these code talkers were Native Americans, who used their native languages to establish codes for secret communication. The Navajo code talkers are the best known, but several other nations, including Cherokee, Hopi, Lakota, Choctaw, Comanche, Cree, and Mohawk, also contributed to the war effort, and though appreciation of their valuable service was long in coming, the code talkers finally began receiving some recognition in the early 1980s. Join Tom and Jenny on this fascinating journey into somewhat forgotten history on a cryptic and compelling episode 304.

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