Help us to color in the eagle feather
to bring Code Talkers to the annual National Gathering of American Indian Veterans: Celebrating All U.S. Military
! Our goal is $8,000; all donations will go towards bringing in 4 surviving Code Talkers and their assistants (8 people in all) for the July 21st – July 23rd event at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL, which is organized by the Trickster Art Gallery. Every $25.00 or more donation will receive a special memory necklace thanks to Chitown Sports Jewelry!
“During World Wars I and II, the military needed a quick and reliable means of protecting its radio, telephone and telegraphic messages from enemy intelligence. American Indian tribes had their own languages and dialects that few outside the tribes understood, and many of their languages were not even written down. Their languages were ideal for the task at hand and fortunately, a large number of Indians had joined the armed forces.” Read the full text on army code talkers here.
Keep up the the newest information and updates on the National Gathering at our page here. If you would like to contribute to the National Gathering in other ways, you can sign up to volunteer here.