Navajo Code Talkers: The Code That Couldn't Be Broken December 14, 2003, 2:30 p.m. Safra Hall, Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place, Battery Park City, New York
The NMAI joins the Museum of Jewish Heritage to celebrate one of WWII’s best-kept secrets—the Navajo Code Talkers. In a panel discussion, Sam Billison, president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, will join WWII scholars to discuss how the Navajo language helped win the war. Learn how their unique code system worked and why it could never by deciphered by the enemy. Art Talk: Jesse Cooday (Tlingit) January 09, 2004, noon Video Viewing Room, second floor George Gustav Heye Center, New York
Photographer and new media artist Jesse Cooday (Tlingit) will conduct a visual lecture based on the work featured in the American Indian Community House Gallery exhibition Secret Treaties.