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By Chester Nez

ISBN-10: 0425247856

ISBN-13: 9780425247853

He's the one unique international conflict II Navajo code talker nonetheless alive—and this can be his tale . . .

His identify wasn’t Chestesr Nez. That used to be the English identify he used to be assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding tuition at citadel Defiance, he used to be punished for talking his local language, because the lecturers sought to rid him of his tradition and traditions. yet discrimination didn’t cease Chester from answering the decision to safeguard his nation after Pearl Harbor, for the Navajo have continuously been warriors, and his upbringing on a brand new Mexico reservation gave him the strength—both actual and mental—to excel as a marine.

in the course of global warfare II, the japanese had controlled to crack each code the U.S. used. but if the Marines grew to become to its Navajo recruits to enhance and enforce a mystery army language, they created the single unbroken code in sleek warfare—and helped guarantee victory for the U.S. over Japan within the South Pacific.

 

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Moving in closer to the blaze, I turned my back to the heat for just a moment. Then I turned forward again, my eyes focused on Father. My eyelids wanted to close after a long day of work, but excitement kept them open. It was story time. Before dark, we had talked with the Holy People about crops, livestock and the need for rain. Now stars blinked in the black sky above us. I waited, eager. In Navajo life, everything has a story, narratives that are significant both in ceremonies and in everyday life.

I’m going to pray,” he said. Hot tears burned my eyelids, and I noticed that Roy wiped at his eyes with both fists. “You and I, we’re going to get through this,” I said. Roy just nodded. I moved my lips, making no sound. Lord, please help me. I switched to a traditional Navajo prayer. In beauty I walk. With beauty before me I walk. With beauty behind me I walk. With beauty around me I walk. With beauty above me I walk. With beauty below me I walk. Prayers were a comfort for me. They gave me confidence.

Today called the Checkerboard Area, our land butted up against spreads owned by both Navajos and non-Navajos, creating a diversified patchwork. It sat near the Navajo Nation, or the Navajo Reservation, that overlapped the border between Arizona and New Mexico. The sections belonging to Navajos, although separate from the Navajo Nation proper, were considered “allotments” held in trust for the families that lived there. ” Between Gallup and Zuni, New Mexico, Grandma’s house sat among red rock cliffs in a box canyon with a ravine in the bottom and a well just off center, near the ravine.

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