Chester Nez and the unbreakable code a Navajo code talker's story

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

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Summary
As a young Navajo boy, Chester Nez had to leave the reservation and attend boarding school, where he was taught that his native language and culture were useless. But Chester refused to give up his heritage. Years later, during World War II, Chesterâand other Navajo men like himâwas recruited by the US Marines to use the Navajo language to create an unbreakable military code. Suddenly the language he had been told to forget was needed to fight a war. This powerful picture book biography contains backmatter including a timeline and a portion of the Navajo code, and also depicts the life of an original Navajo code talker while capturing the importance of heritage.
Additional Information
Subjects Nez, Chester.
United States. -- Marine Corps -- Biography.
Navajo code talkers -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian.
Marines -- United States -- Biography.
Navajo Indians -- Biography.
Navajo code talkers.
Marines.
Navajo Indians.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Albert Whitman & Company2018.
Other Titles Navajo code talker's story
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780807500095
9780807500088
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