Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy Free Virtual Smithsonian American Indian Museum
May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
During World War I and World War II, American Indians made a unique contribution to the U.S. Armed Forces by using their tribal languages in secret battle communications. Join ss author and anthropologist/historian William C. Meadows of Missouri State University reveals how these Native American code talkers played a key role in important battles and campaigns and helped save many American and allied lives. Following Meadows talk, Alexandra Harris, museum’s senior editor and co-author of “Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces” will host Q and A with attendees.