The Marine Navajo Code Talkers played a vital role in the Pacific campaigns during World War II. They developed a code in their native language that baffled the Japanese and helped win American victory in the Pacific.
In 1989, Zonnie Gorman embarked on a personal journey to discover that part of her father who was one of the original Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. With a love of history, her journey has led her through a lifetime of research, interviews and archiving on the subject of Navajo Code Talkers and World War II. In fact, Zonnie conducted the first extensive interviews with the First Twenty-Nine Navajo Code Talkers and one of the Marine Corps recruiters involved with the Navajo Code Talker project.
Consequently, Zonnie shares a touching story about the Navajo Code Talkers, and particularly about her father's role as one of the First Twenty-Nine. In addition, you will experience the Navajo reservation of the 1940s, the U.S. Government policy of Assimilation to eradicate indigenous languages and cultures and learn how the code was made. Zonnie's personal insights, well researched information and wry humor combine to offer a poignant, eye-opening and stirringly patriotic presentation.