Discussion at last Wednesday’s Centennial Committee meeting brought up the reminder that Native American code talkers were used during World War I. While recent recognition has come to the code talkers of the Second World War, those of the First have come very close to being forgotten.
The BBC News Magazine posted this story about Choctaw code talkers in 2014: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26963624
While there is almost certainly more to be said about the code talkers–the Cherokee language was used during the Second Battle of the Somme in 1918–we’ll encourage the posting of additional information about them from the Great War.
Thanks for this post, Blair! I thought you might be interested in this Facebook page on Native American Soldiers in WW1: https://www.facebook.com/NativeAmericanWarriorsWWI/
Thanks Adrienne–we’ll make use of that link as we go along.