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Wisconsin Code Talkers

May 26, 2017



Among the legendary code talkers of World War II were members from three Wisconsin tribes - the Ho-Chunk Nation , the Oneida Tribe and the Menominee Nation. Wisconsin tribal veterans have fought in every major American war dating back to the Civil War. Tribal code talkers, mostly Choctaw, were first used in World War I. Their contributions were significant and Adolf Hitler, a WWI veteran, was very aware of this. He made every effort to organize a team to decipher the various native languages that could be used in war. Americans countered by assigning most code talkers t