Native Americans who used their tribal languages to deliver secret messages during World War II were known as code talkers. Their story was brought to the big screen in a big way in the 2002 blockbuster “Windtalkers,” starring Nicholas Cage. In 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a video revealing just how crucial the code talkers were in the Allied assault on Iwo Jima. Be sure to read the highly informative written account that accompanies the video.
To view the video, click here.
For a Pritzker Museum blog about the code talkers, click here.