Code Talker Stories

Overview

On these pages, the Navajo Code Talkers speak, in English and Navajo, about past and present. Laura Tohe, daughter of a Code Talker, interviewed many of the remaining Code Talkers, some of whom have since passed on. The Navajo language helped win World War II, and it lives on in this book, as the veterans truly share from their hearts, providing not only more battlefield details, but also revealing how their war experiences affected themselves and the following generations. Their children and grandchildren also ...

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Overview

On these pages, the Navajo Code Talkers speak, in English and Navajo, about past and present. Laura Tohe, daughter of a Code Talker, interviewed many of the remaining Code Talkers, some of whom have since passed on. The Navajo language helped win World War II, and it lives on in this book, as the veterans truly share from their hearts, providing not only more battlefield details, but also revealing how their war experiences affected themselves and the following generations. Their children and grandchildren also speak about what it means to them today. Beautiful portraits accompany their words.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933855745
  • Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Sales rank: 785,755
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Code Talkers Speak 11

Dan Akee 13

Edward Anderson 17

Jimmy Begay 21

Wilfred E. Billey 29

Teddy Draper, Sr., 35

Kee Etsicitty 45

Samuel Holiday 49

George James, Sr., 65

Jack Jones 73

Tom Jones 85

Joe Kellwood 93

John Kinsel 101

Keith Little 109

Alfred Peaches 125

Albert Smith 131

George Smith 141

Samuel Jesse Smith 147

Bill Toledo 153

Samuel Tso 159

Frank Chee Willeto 177

The Descendants Speak 185

Frank and Francine Brown 187

Larry P. Foster 197

Herb, Clara, and Joanne Goodluck 211

Richard Mike 223

Michael Smith 231

Laura Tohe 239

Diné Bizaad bee Nidasiibaa (With the Navajo Language We Fought a War) 249

Acknowledgments 252

Index 253

About the Author / About the Photographer 256

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