In World War I and World War II, Native American soldiers, sailors and marines used their native languages to develop codes that could not be broken. Those men became known as Code Talkers and their courage and creativity saved many American lives.
It’s time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures and important contributions of our nation’s first people. Interior works to honor the nation’s trust responsibilities and special commitments to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
I would like to take the time to highlight and thank the entire Department of the Interior team in the Gulf of Mexico and around the Country for their continued efforts in the wake of the catastrophic events caused by Hurricane Harvey.