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Choctaw Code Talkers documentary film screening

November 12, 1 p.m.3 p.m.

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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, on Saturday, November 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma History Center will screen the documentary of Choctaw Code Talkers.

In 1918, although the Choctaw soldiers of the US American Expeditionary Forces were not considered citizens of the country, they served, using the Choctaw language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I. Their inventiveness and courage set a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon, establishing them as America’s original Code Talkers.

This film will be shown in the Chesapeake Event Center and Gallery on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center (OHC). The cost of the film screening is included with admission to the OHC.

The 19 Choctaw Code Talkers were Albert Billy, Mitchell Bobb, Victor Brown, Ben Carterby, Benjamin Colbert, George Davenport, Joseph Davenport, James Edwards, Tobias Frazier, Ben Hampton, Noel Johnson, Otis Leader, Solomon Louis, Pete Maytubby, Jeff Nelson, Joseph Oklahombi, Robert Taylor, C. Walter Veach, and Calvin Wilson. Learn more about Code Talkers at www.okhistory.org/codetalkers.

Photo of Joseph Oklahombi, WWI Choctaw Code Talker (20482.2), and the Croix De Guerre, Cross of Honor medal, bestowed upon Joseph Oklahombi by the French government for meritorious service and bravery in WWI, (02153) Oklahoma Historical Society Collections.



November 12
1 p.m.–3 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105