Learning From Navajo Code Talkers


Last updated 9/23/2012 at 4:59pm

Photo: Navajo Code Talkers

The Navajo Code Talkers are heroes and icons because they helped win World War Two. The Japanese couldn’t break the code, so communication was unbroken, giving the US the upper hand in the Pacific. Today they are our elder statesmen.

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...

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