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Old 23-10-2016, 10:17 PM   #50
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Manuel Mans the Phones - BBC..
Nez was born (23 January 1921) in Chi Chil Tah, New Mexico, to the Navajo Dibélizhiní (Black Sheep Clan) of the Tsénahabilnii (Sleeping Rock People).. He was raised during a time when there were difficult relations between the U.S. government and the Navajo Nation.. His mother died when he was onlythree years old.. Nez recalled children often being taken from reservations, sent to boarding schools, and told to not speak the Navajo language.. At 8 years old, Nez was sent to a school run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.. His English given name, Chester, after US president Chester A. Arthur, was assigned then.. It was from one of the government-run boarding schools, in Tuba City, Arizona, that Nez was recruited into the Marine Corps..Nez kept his decision to enlist from his family and lied about his age to meet enlistment requirements.. He and 28 other Navajo formed Recruit Training Platoon 382 at Marine Corps Base San Diego in May 1942..

Spirit of the Redman - Song of the Earth + Native American ..

"A." Wol-la-chee..Ant..At the time, tactical radios were not equipped, as they are today, with encryption/decryption technology, allowing the enemy to listen to radio traffic, often with disastrous results.. The Navajo language was chosen because its syntax and tonal qualities were nearly impossible for a non-Navajo to learn, and it had no written form.. Nez stated the developers used everyday words, in order to easily memorize and retain them..Nez also fought in Bougainville, Guam, Angaur and Peleliu..A system employing Welsh was used by British forces, but not to any great extent during World War II..On July 26, 2001, Nez was one of the 5 living code talkers who received the Congressional Gold Medal from President George W. Bush..Following his military service, he worked as a painter for 25 years at a V.A. hospital in Albuquerque.. In 2011, he wrote the memoir Code Talker..He was awarded an honorary bachelor's degree by the Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Science on Veterans Day, 2012..Nez died on June 4, 2014, from kidney failure in Albuquerque, aged 93..Ne Ash Jah..

Chester Nez during World War II..

The Navajos are speakers of a Na-Dene Southern Athabaskan language known as Dine bizaad (lit. 'People's language')..Until contact with Pueblos and the Spanish, the Navajos were largely hunters and gatherers..The Navajos came into contact with the US Army in 1846, when General Stephen W. Kearny invaded Santa Fe with 1,600 men during the Mexican–American War.. In 1846, following an invitation from a small party of American soldiers under the command of Captain John Reid who journeyed deep into Navajo country and contacted him, Narbona and other Navajos negotiated a treaty of peace with Colonel Alexander Doniphan on November 21, 1846, at Bear Springs, Ojo del Oso (later the site of Fort Wingate)..While en route to this treaty signing, Narbona, a prominent Navajo peace leader, was killed resulting in hostility between the treaty parties..During the next 10 years, the U.S. established forts on traditional Navajo territory..Governed by the Navajo Nation, the formation is in the Four Corners region and plays a significant role in Navajo religion, myth, and tradition... a look..It's a Magianjo...or was..Tortured to da'at by Japanese intelligence trying to bust our code.. Fortunately, couldn't help them even if he wanted to..Your mission is to Protect the code...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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