Native Words, Native Warriors: Native American Code Talkers

March 18, 2011

Native Words, Native Warriors: Native American Code Talkers  

(MADISON) – Join Professor of History from Missouri State University, William Meadows, at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum as he discusses the origins and development of Native Americans as code talkers in World War I and II, serving in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific Theaters, including recruitment, training, and combat service. This presentation will also discuss post war efforts leading to the recent passage of the Code Talker Recognition Act (Public Law 110-420) of 2008. Included will be visuals and discussion of Choctaw, Comanche, Meskwaki, Hopi, Pawnee, Muscogee, Navajo, Lakota, and other groups who had members serving as code talkers.

Dr. Meadows will speak at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A discussion will follow his lecture. Admission is free. This lecture is presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin, Department of History and Life During Wartime, a Teaching American History Grant Project.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Meadows, or for more information, please contact Jeff Kollath at (608) 261-0541 or The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison, across the street from the State Capitol. For more information go to


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