Learning From Navajo Code Talkers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ANS)—One of the marvelous facets of living in New Mexico is the Native American influence found in the cultural life of the state.

New Mexico turned 100 years old this year—2012, admitted as part of the United States in 1912, with most of the political groundwork laid by President Theodore Roosevelt. Yet, President William Taft signed the Proclamation of Statehood on January 6, making New Mexico the 47th state of the United States of America.

Though New Mexico was new to the United States in 1912, its culture, life, and history was—and is—some of the oldest in North America. B...