What You Should Know About National Code Talker DayThursday, August 11, 2016
In World War II, the military used cipher machines. These machines created coded messages that the military could send to different locations when they were in battle. These machines made it easy for the military to talk in between locations without giving up their plans. The cipher machines did not work well in the jungles of the Pacific Islands. The U.S. military still wanted to speak in secret, so American Indians who spoke the Navajo language were able to help with this problem. The American Indians would speak in Navajo, so that the Japanese military wouldn’t understand what they were saying. The American Indians would then translate the Navajo langue into English revealing the message from the other base.