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Code Talker By Joseph Bruchac
Transcript of Code Talker By Joseph Bruchac
Falling Action Fun things to Know! The Navajo referred to themselves as the Dine'é which mean 'The People'.
Nearly 150,000 Navajo's still speak their native tongue today!
Bel-ih-kah'nah means America in the Navajo Language.
As Kii enlisted in the American Marines, he got to began to learn the codes. The codes where simple things like America was 'our mother' in Navajo. He quickly excelled in basic training. The only issue he really had there was when it came time to swim where he was thrown into the pool with out the slightest clue on how to swim. After Kii had passed boot camp with flying colors. He was sent to the front lines paired with a Marine, that he didnt really know or understand. He was picked on for simply being a native american. After Kii helped out some of the other men who had been wounded he somewhat earned his place. He was happy being able to speak his own tongue. He was back to somewhat living in the same he was raised in. For more fun facts and things on the Navajo way of life check out
As the war come to a close Japan had surrendered. The group of Code talkers danced and sang in Navajo. Upon coming home Kii walks into a bar a sing just above the bar reads "No Indians Severed!". Some of the men just looked at him asking him he knew how to read. Kii, being the repeactful man he was just replied "I dont want an indian, I'm just a thiristy Marine who wants a coke". Even after that the bartended still had Kii thrown out of the bar! But that was only the start of living back in the civilian way of life. Kii, began to have flashbacks of the war.