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Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor code talkers

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown November 11th, 2013 Last Updated on: November 11th, 2013

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.


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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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melanie butler

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).

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