This class will provide an overview of the “Wind Talkers of WWII.” The name “Code Talkers,” or “Wind Talkers” is generally associated with Navajo speakers, enrolled during World War II by the U.S. Marines, to serve in communications units in the Pacific. Code talking, however, was pioneered by Cherokee, Choctaw, and others, during the First World War. The Navajo code talkers took part in every offensive that the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific during the war. They served in all six Marine divisions, and transmitted messages in their native language, which was a code the Japanese were unable to translate. But the history of “code talking” has been generalized too much and specifics need explanation.