Last WWII Mohawk code talker honoured by Assembly of First Nations, House of Commons – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201816 Views

96-year-old Louis Levi Oakes used Mohawk language to encode messages for Allied forces

Dec 04, 2018

Louis Levi Oakes is the last of his kind.

The 96-year-old veteran from Akwesasne is the last surviving Mohawk code talker, according to the U.S. Congress.

During the Second World War, Kanien’kéha (Mohawk language) was one of 33 Indigenous languages used to send encoded messages between Allied forces so that enemies could not understand.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mohawk-code-talker-honoured-afn-house-commons-1.4932074

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