Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

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Decode the story of the Sioux who helped win the war. In World War II, code making and code breaking reached a feverish peak. The fabled Enigma cipher had been broken, and all sides were looking for a secure, reliable means of communication. Many have heard of the role of the Navajo Code Talkers, but less well-known are the Sioux Code Talkers, who used the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota dialects. Told by the great-niece of John Bear King, who served in the First Cavalry as a Sioux Code Talker, this informative title explores not only the importance of the indigenous peoples to the war but also their culture and values. Follow the seven Sioux who put aside a long history of prejudice against their people and joined the fight against Japan.
ISBN: 9781455622436
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 48
Pages: 136
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Andrea M. Page is a sixth grade ELA teacher and member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Her interest in her great-uncle’s story began in 1994 when a family member found a newspaper article about John Bear King, revealing his previously unknown World War II service. For twenty years, Page has gathered information on his story through interviews and research. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
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