Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers

by Nathan Aaseng
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Navajo Code Talkers 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Hoboken-Lady More than 1 year ago
The Navajo Code Talkers are a group of American Indians who have sadly been almost totally forgotten by the rest of the US. This short book is a good description of how the code talkers started, their successes, and the regrettable failure of the US government to remember them appropriately. The text might be a little difficult for children under the age of 9, but it is a worthwhile addition to anybody's understanding of US history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think of the enemy trying to intercept your messages, but you have a secret weapon. You are in the desert in the village of Navajo Indians and the country around you is in battle across the ocean. The Navajo Indians want to fight, but they are not considered Americans. Then a code is made up and the Navajos are sent to war where they will send an unbreakable code back and forth as messages. In this book you find amazing secrets. I liked in the book that the Navajos were able to survive in the deserts. The Navajos were able to survive harsh conditions in the deserts of New Mexico where they lived, because there ancestors did the long walk across the desert. Even though the Americans made them live in these terrible conditions, the Navajos wanted to help America win the war. Also, the Navajos could find water to drink by simply finding plants with water inside them, which the Americans may not of thought about doing. I liked that the Navajos were brave in war. Though the Navajos were brought into the military as code talkers, they were also willing to go fight in the war. When one of the code talkers had his foot blown off, he continued to send messages to the battlefield. The Navajos were used to bad living conditions so they never complained out in the jungles. I liked this book because the Navajos were helpful. The American commanders in the book said if the Navajos weren¿t there, the war might have turned out different, because the Navajos were such a big help. If the Navajos hadn¿t sent coded messages, the Japanese may have heard the Americans talking, they could interpret the English, and the Americans might have been attacked badly. Last, they also fought to help the U.S. win the war with their unique language. This story is amazing because you find out these Indians helped us win the war. Even though they were a great help to us, we don¿t hear much about them. Also, for a while the Navajos were kept in secret so that if the military needed them again the enemy wouldn¿t know about them. I think that a lot of people will be amazed by this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book should silence any racists against the Navajos. Evan after their people had been betrayed by our country they still flocked to join the army after the outbreak of WWII. Overcoming religious taboos such as avoidance of dead bodies, and also overcoming great prejudice, they did their counrty a great favor, and undoubtedly saved thousands of lives. They, out of all the marines, took the greatest risk because they could easily be mistaken for Jappanese. I give this book five stars.
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This book is so very interesting, that I found myself engulfed in their experiences. The history of the Navajo and what they faced was so well written. Great book even if you are not a history lover.
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PopsDG More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding look inside a lost piece of history. More than just what they were but who.
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Hello this book is a piece of crap
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Amariah Olson More than 1 year ago
Loved this book it was botth fuun and educational rrecccoomend
Brandon Vore More than 1 year ago
this book was very fun and egacational
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Epic to the max
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely annoyed by the horrid editing. There were spelling mistskes, typos, punctuation errors,etc. Did this dude edit it himself!?