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Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2012

Navajo Code Talker was at the Kansas Book Festival

Aug 27 | By: Staff writer

TOPEKA – Chester Nez, one of the living Navajo Code Talker recently traveled to Kansas to attend a State book Festival. The event was held at the Historical Society.

Nez told the Capitol Journal, “It surprised us to develop a code in Navajo, but we soon realized it was a great idea,”

Recently the Navajo Nation has lost some part of history, the Codes Talkers-many have gone and passed that protected many Marines and used a language that is sacred to the Navajos to defeat the Japanese forces in WWII.

Nez told his story to the book festival attendees about how they developed the code and his experience with PTSD.

Nez is currently writing a book titled, “The Life and Times of the Code Talker” For more information about the Navajo Code Talkers, you can visit their site at



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Navajo Code Talker was at the Kansas Book Festival