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Noun1.codetalker - a secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during World War II
intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agent - a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
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Comanche Codetalker survivors Forest Kassanavoid, Charles Chibitty and Roderick Red Elk were each presented with the French Award Knight of the National Order of Merit,byThe Honorable Pierre Messmer, Governor General of France Overseas Territories.
The orders are not to let the codetalker fall into enemy hands at any cost.
After that Native Americans began to learn about it like everyone else and the codetalkers were able to step forward, and people would say that they never knew their husband or father or grandfather was a codetalker.
Windtalkers," skedded for release Friday, brings together in its story the alchemy between a codetalker and bodyguard.
Just to hammer things home, Ben has a friend, older fellow codetalker Charlie (Roger Willie) to whom outgoing good old boy Ox (Christian Slater) is assigned.
Bernardin: Arigon, Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers makes visible the little-known stories of codetalkers from different tribes in the major wars of the twentieth century.
Bobby Lee Rodgers & the Codetalkers are a trio that "taps into the primal mojo of '50s pioneers, embellished with the captivating twists and turns of hard electric blues, Muscle Shoals' soul, fleet-fingered acoustic picking and huge scale, epic rock," a bio says.
is so elastic," he complains,</p> <pre> you can stretch it to cover Inuit Walrus hunters, Mohawk skyscraper constructors, public information specialists, plumed Aztec kings, Mississippi mound-builders, political activists, filmmakers, Navajo codetalkers, surfing Hawaiians, art professors, bus drivers and all other individuals that the Indian Museum claims to represent.
If these codetalkers - nicknamed Windtalkers by their fellow Navajos - were threatened with capture by the Japanese the order was for them to be killed immediately by their Marine minders.
The Thin Red Line (1998), Enemy at the Gates (2001),Pearl Harbor (2001), and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) are soon to be followed by Windtalkers, the story of the WW II Navajo codetalkers, slated to open in early 2002.