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Sioux code talkers of World War II /
Andrea M. Page.
imprint
Gretna, LA : Pelican Publishing Company, 2017.
description
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
ISBN
1455622435, 9781455622436, 9781455622443
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imprint
Gretna, LA : Pelican Publishing Company, 2017.
isbn
1455622435
9781455622436
9781455622443
contents note
Connecting to the past: A story of home (1940s) -- Traditional life: Home on the plains (1800s) -- Warriors in the First Cavalry Division: Joining the Seventh (1941-1944) -- Island hopping: Leyte and Luzon (1944-1945) -- Santo Thomas Internment Camp (1942-1945) -- Eagle feathers for the code talkers -- Appendix: Sioux code talkers of the 302nd Reconnaissance Troop.
abstract
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. The great-niece of John Bear King, who served in the First Cavalry as a Sioux Code Talker, Andrea Page 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: John Bear King, Eddie Eagle Boy, Walter C. John, Philip "Stoney" LaBlanc, Baptiste Pumpkin Seed, Guy Rondell, and Edmund St. John.
catalogue key
11687812
target audience
Ages 8-12.
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-124) and index.

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