One wishes he had included more of his own work besides the single portrait of a Cherokee codetalker
. (He also produced the helpful maps throughout the text that make history visible.)
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.
"Windtalkers," skedded for release Friday, brings together in its story the alchemy between a codetalker
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.
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.
In 1971, Billison helped form the Navajo Codetalkers
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.
I had never heard anything about the codetalkers
or the Navajo people, so when the writers brought this story to me I was stunned.
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.
Pop into www.nsa.gov/museum/enigma.html and discover the world of "Codetalkers
", which uses the most complex machine of all, the human mind.