Code Talker

by Chester Nez | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0425247856 Global Overview for this book
Registered by itpdx of Portland, Oregon USA on 2/19/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by itpdx from Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Chester Nez’s story has two fascinating parts, the experience of being a Navajo in the 20th century and his wartime service. His descriptions of the land and way of the Navajo on the Checkerboard are sometimes lyrical. The difficult life at boarding schools and the prejudice that he experienced are good reminders of the US’s horrible treatment of Native Americans.

His recounting of how the code was developed by the original code talkers is fascinating. His personal experiences in war gave me a real feel for what US troops experienced in the South Pacific.

His comment that his own children are not fluent in Navajo is sad.

Journal Entry 2 by itpdx at Little Free Library (8000 SW 89th) in Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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