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Past Exhibits

Native Words, Native Warriors

Oct. 19 - Dec. 29: Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the exhibit tells the remarkable story of soldiers from more than a dozen tribes who used their Native languages while in service in the U.S. military.


About the Exhibit:

Native Words, Native Warriors

October 19, 2013 - December 29, 2013

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When the United States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their Native languages—would be their most valued weapons. These unsung American heroes share their stories of strength and courage in a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, "Native Words, Native Warriors."
For an in-depth understanding of Native American Code Talkers, see the Smithsonian companion website for this exhibit at



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