Navajo code talkers / by Andrew Santella.

Navajo code talkers / by Andrew Santella.


Personal Author
Santella, Andrew.

Publication Information
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2004.

Physical Description
48 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 col. map ; 24 cm.

Speaking the language -- A world at war -- Philip Johnston's idea -- The Navajo -- Military training -- Creating the code -- On the battlefield -- Back home.

Describes the function of the more than 400 Navajo marines who invented a secret code that was never broken by the enemy during World War II.

Corporate Subject
United States. Marine Corps -- Indian troops.

Subject Term
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian.
Navajo Indians -- History 20th century.
Navajo language.
Navajo code talkers.

Series Title
We the people (Series) (Compass Point Books)

Series Sequence
We the people

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