WWI Code Talker Museum
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- Feb 7, 2018
- 14:20 mins
Guest: Erin Fehr, Archivist, Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock A hundred years ago, the United States was entrenched in European battlefields, desperately looking for a way to win the first World War. One problem they had: Germany had hacked the US military codes. But two soldiers from the Choctaw tribe were stationed in France, and they turned out to be a secret weapon. They became the first American Indian code talkers, a generation before the famous Navajo code talkers.