Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor code talkers

By Toyacoyah Brown on November 11, 2013
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • Google Bookmarks
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • LinkedIn
  • email
  • RSS
  • Print

33 tribes will be recognized as part of the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20, for the Native American code talkers.

“It’s a big honor, especially for the Lakota,” Tribal President Bryan Brewer said. “The Navajo, they’re real famous for their code talkers, but our story has always been kind of quiet. This is a once-in-a-lifetime deal for the families.”

If you’d like to read more about the history of the various tribes that contributed to the success of the code talkers, visit the National Museum of the American Indian feature Native Words Native Warriors.


TOPICS: Blog, Featured, Native American Culture, Native American History

Related Posts

One Response to “Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor code talkers”

  1. melanie butler says:

    Glad you posted this.My dad, Mike Wayne Wabaunasee Sr.and my uncle Judie Carl Wabaunasee will be honored. Along w/ the other 6 Meskwaki Code Talkers Edward Benson, Dewey Youngbear, Melvin Twin, Dewey Roberts, Frank and Willard Sanache(brothers also).

Leave a Comment








    

Pow Wow Calendar Search

 
Month: Year:
Location:
Help support PowWows.com

New Threads

Dance Styles

Straight Dancing

Straight Dancing

The Straight Dance from Oklahoma Native American Tribes is a formal, tailored, prestigious form of southern dance clothes.   The overall effect is of reassuring solidity, with everything closely matched and …

Crafts

LakotaTobaccoBag

Tutorial: How to Bead a Tobacco Bag, Lakota Style!

Benjamin Sitting Bull created a couple of tutorial videos for folks wanting to learn some Lakota beadwork. Watch as he adds beads to a small tobacco bag using a lazy …

AMERICAN INDIAN PHOTO GALLERIES

View thousands of photos of dancing, singing, crafts and more. Share your photos online!