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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-243

National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services Department. Professional Outreach

Traveling Exhibition Records, 1971, 1977-1978, 1987-1988, 1995-2007

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services Department. Professional Outreach
Title: Traveling Exhibition Records
Dates: 1971, 1977-1978, 1987-1988, 1995-2007
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 09-243
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records which document the research, planning, and execution of the traveling exhibition, "Native Words, Native Warriors," which honors and documents the role of Native American servicemen who used their indigenous languages on behalf of the United States military during World War I and World War II. This traveling exhibition was a collaborative effort between the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and will be on tour from 2006-2011. NMAI staff represented in this collection include exhibition curator, George P. Horse Capture; researcher, Tim Jones; Keevin Lewis; and Katherine Krile. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; surveys; exhibition scripts; research materials; interview transcripts; release forms; interview recordings; presentations; floppy disks; compact discs; DAT audiotapes; audiocassettes; VHS videotapes; BetacamSP videotapes; digital versatile discs; black-and-white photographs and negatives; color photographs and negatives; brochures; pamphlets; newsletters; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records which document the research, planning, and execution of the traveling exhibition, Native Words, Native Warriors, which honors and documents the role of Native American servicemen who used their indigenous languages on behalf of the United States military during World War I and World War II. This traveling exhibition was a collaborative effort between the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and will be on tour from 2006-2011. NMAI staff represented in this collection include exhibition curator, George P. Horse Capture; researcher, Tim Jones; Keevin Lewis; and Katherine Krile. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; surveys; exhibition scripts; research materials; interview transcripts; release forms; interview recordings; presentations; DAT audiotapes; audiocassettes; VHS videotapes; BetacamSP videotapes; digital versatile discs; black-and-white photographs and negatives; color photographs and negatives; brochures; pamphlets; newsletters; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 06/29/2009 memorandum, Toda to Pahn; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-243, National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services Department. Professional Outreach, Traveling Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Native Words, Native Warriors - Traveling exhibition

Object List - Written Description, compiled by Tim Jones, 2004

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Object List - Visual Description, 2004

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Object List - Visual Description, Additional Information, 2004

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Object List - Visual Description, Miscellaneous, 2004

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Resource Database - Survey Summaries, 2004

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Completed/Returned Surveys, 2004

Box 1 of 6

Emails - NMAI/SITES File: Katherine Krile, 2003-2004 (2 folders)

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Emails - NMAI/SITES File: Miscellaneous, 2003-2004

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Emails - Code Talkers File - Cree Code Talkers, 2003-2004

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Emails - Code Talkers File - Choctaw Code Talkers, 2003-2004

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Emails - Code Talkers File - Sioux Code Talkers, 2002-2004

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Emails - Code Talkers File - Hopi Code Talkers, 2004-2005

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Emails - Code Talkers File - Navajo Code Talkers, 2002-2004

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Emails - Code Talkers File - Miscellaneous Code Talkers, 2002-2003

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Emails - NMAI/SITES File - Keevin Lewis, 2002-2004 (3 folders)

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Emails - NMAI/SITES File - George Horse Capture, 2002-2004

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Email - Contacts Files - Research Museums, 2002-2003

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Email - Contacts Files - Government Agencies, 2002-2003

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Email - Contacts Files - Video Documentation Project, 2003-2004

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Email - Contacts Files - Museums & Historical Societies, 2002-2003

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Email - Contacts Files - Individual Researchers, 2003-2004

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Letters/Correspondences, 2002-2004 (2 folders)

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Business Cards, 2002-2004

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Reference materials on Native Code Talkers, 2003 (2 folders)

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Zonnie Gorman Collection - Samples/Ideas of personal collection

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Websites - Native American Code Talkers, 2000-2002

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Websites - Navajo Code Talkers, 2000-2001

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Websites - Comanche Code Talkers, 2001

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Websites - Choctaw Code Talkers, 2000-2001

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Websites - Magazines/Newspapers, 2001

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Websites - Native American Code Talker Exhibits, 1999-2001

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Websites - Native Websites, 2001

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Websites - Native Language Websites, 2001

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Box 2

Websites - Agencies, 2001

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Websites - Miscellaneous, 1999-2001

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Shirley McClain Collection, United States Marine Corps (USMC) Quantico Archives

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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Choctaw Code Talkers,

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Material on Native American Code Talkers in Books, 2001-2002

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Material on Native American Code Talkers in Magazines

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Material on Native American Code Talkers in Newspapers, 1998-2001 (2 folders)

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National Archives Notes/Papers, 2002 (2 folders)

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National Atomic Museum/Sandia National Labs - Kawano Photograph Exhibit Information

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Photos - USMC Historical Center - Navajo Code Talkers

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MGM - "Windtalkers," 2001-2002

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Code Talker Script Outline - George Horse Capture, 2002-2004

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American Indian Code Talker Background/Survey Info/Notes, 2002-2004 (2 folders)

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Informational materials from Individuals/Organizations, 2002-2004 (5 folders)

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Completed/Returned Surveys, 2003-2004 (3 folders)

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Code Talker Video Documentation Project - Papers and notes, 2003

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Tama, Iowa Military Papers

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Box 3

News Articles, 2001-2008 (2 folders)

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Comanche Code Talkers File, 2001-2005

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Choctaw Code Talkers File, 2001

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Tewanna Edwards' Personal Papers and Notes Collection, 2001-2002

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Hopi Code Talkers File, 1998-2001

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Meskwaki Code Talkers File, 2002-2003

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Sioux Code Talkers File, 2002

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Cree Code Talkers File, 2001-2003

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Navajo Code Talkers File, 2000-2004 (2 folders)

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Dan Akee Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Sidney Bedoni Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Thomas H. Begay Interview, Chinle, Arizona, July 1971

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Wilfred Billey Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Samuel Billison Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, December 2003

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Samuel Billison Interview recordings; TRT: 45:39 minutes; New York, New York; December 15, 2003 (3 audiocassette tapes, 1 DAT audiotape)

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Paul Blatchford Interview, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, August 1971

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Pare Bowlegs Interview, Muskogee, Oklahoma, November 2002

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Pare Bowlegs Interview recordings; TRT: 21:32 minutes; November 11, 2002 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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John Brown Jr. Interview, Navajo, New Mexico, April 2004

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Charles Chibitty - National (American Indian Heritage Month), November 2002

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Charles Chibitty Interview recordings; Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2002) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (November 12, 2002) (2 audiocassette tapes, 2 DAT audiotapes)

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Charles Chibitty Interview recordings; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Historical Society; February 17, 2002 (2 audiocassette tapes)

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Charles Chibitty Interview, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 2003

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Charles Chibitty Interview, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 2004

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Thomas Claw Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Teddy Draper Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Harold Y. Foster Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Major General Hugh F. Foster Jr. Interview, Furlong, Pennsylvania, June 2003

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Major General Hugh F. Foster Jr. Interview recordings; TRT: 59:54 minutes; Furlong, Pennsylvania; June 11, 2003 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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Reverend R. O. Hawthorne Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Samuel T. Holiday Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Samuel T. Holiday Interview, Washington, D.C., September 2003

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Samuel T. Holiday Interview recording; Side B; September 14, 2002 (1 audiocassette tape)

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Samuel T. Holiday recording; Inaugural Powwow; TRT: 33:36 minutes; 2004 (1 audiocassette tape)

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Dennis Hosteen Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Box 4

Arthur J. Hubbard Sr. Interview, Washington, D.C., July 2002

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Arthur J. Hubbard Sr. Interview recordings; TRT: 44:57 minutes; Suitland, Maryland; July 2, 2002 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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Allen D. June Audio Interview, Wall, New Jersey, May 2003

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Allen D. June Interview recordings; TRT: 90:00 minutes; Tinton Falls, New Jersey; May 15, 2003 (Note: Audiocassette 2, side A can be found in Box 3, folder titled, "Samuel T. Holiday Interview recording; Side B; September 14, 2002") (1 audiocassette, 2 DAT audiotapes)

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Forrest Kassnavoid Interview, Indiahoma, Oklahoma, December 1995

Box 4 of 6

Forrest Kassnavoid Interview recordings; TRT: 1 hour, 8 minutes; Indiahoma, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Historical Society; December 12, 1995 (2 audiocassette tapes)

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Joe Kellwood Interview, Washington, D.C., July 2002

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Joe Kellwood Interview, Phoenix, Arizona, June 2004

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Joe Kellwood Interview recordings; TRT: 51:50 minutes; Suitland, Maryland; July 3, 2002 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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John Kinsel Sr. Interview, Lukachukai, Arizona, April 2004

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William McCabe Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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James Nahkai Jr. Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Chester Nez Audio Interview, York, Massachusetts, April 2003

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Chester Nez Interview, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2004

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Chester Nez Interview recordings; TRT: 1 hour, 22 minutes; April 10, 2003 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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Shirley Red Boy Interview, Poplar, Montana, September 2003

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Shirley Red Boy Interview recordings; Poplar, Montana; September 27, 2003 (2 audiocassette tapes)

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Roderick Red Elk Interview recordings; TRT: 1 hour, 10 minutes; Oklahoma Historical Society; June 21, 1988 (2 audiocassette tapes)

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Dewey Roberts Interview recording; State Historical Society of Iowa; March 26, 1978 (1 audiocassette tape)

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Frank Sanache Interview, Tama, Iowa, November 2002

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Frank Sanache Interview, Tama, Iowa, April 2004

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Frank Sanache Interview recording; State Historical Society of Iowa; April 8, 1977 (1 audiocassette tape)

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Frank Sanache Interview recordings; TRT: 52:46 minutes; November 7, 2002 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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Peter Sandoval Interview, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, August 1971

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Merril L. Sandoval Interview, Tuba City, Arizona, April 2004

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Franklin Shupla Interview, Polacca, Arizona, April 2004

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Samuel J. Smith Sr. Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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George B. Soce Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Frank Thompson Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Charles "Checker" Tomkins Interview, Calgary Alberta, Canada, May 2003

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Charles "Checker" Tomkins Interview recordings; TRT: 1 hour, 1 minute; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; May 20, 2003 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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Samuel Tso interview, Lukachukai, Arizona, April 2004

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Samule Tso Interview recording; alternative Voices - KUVO-FM; December 5, 1998 (1 audiocassette tape)

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Charles White Pipe, Sr. Interview recording; TRT: 34:28 minutes; Gregory, South Dakota; June 5, 2003 (1 DAT audiotape)

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Evangeline Wilson Interview, Chickasha, Oklahoma, November 2002

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Evangeline Wilson Interview recordings; TRT: 1 hour, 21 minutes; November 10, 2002 (1 audiocassette tape, 1 DAT audiotape)

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Box 5

Travis Yaiva Interview, Hopi Reservation, April 2004

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Raphael Yazzie Interview, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Code Talkers Reunion Transcript, Window Rock, Arizona, July 1971

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Sioux Code Talkers Audio Interview, May 2003

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Miscellaneous Code Talkers Interviews, 2002-2003

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Navajo Code Talkers Program, July 3, 2002

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American Indian Code Talker (AICT) Project Development, 1999-2001 (3 folders)

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Navajo Code Talker Research, 2002

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AICT Exhibition Development, 2002-2004

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Code Talker Kiosk Script Development, 2001-2002

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Possible exhibition photographs and other visual aids (2 folders)

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Indian Health Services (HIS), 2001

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Marine Corps Historical Center - Navajo Code Talkers Information, (2 folders)

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AICT Iowa/Oklahoma Research Notes, November 2002

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Tim Jones Contract, 2002-2003

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AICT Video Production Trip, April 2004

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AICT Pre Production Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2004

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White Spider Communications Contract, 2004-2006

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Native Words, Native Warriors (NWNW) Banner Development, 2005-2006

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NWNW Press Release, June 2006

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AICT - Navajo Nation Project Development, 2004

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NWNW Video Script Development, 2005-2006

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NWNW Program Development, 2005-2007

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External Proposal for Code Talkers Exhibit, 2002

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Project Contacts

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Photos - Pentagon: Code Talkers exhibition, 2001

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Photos - Pare Bowlegs; Ft. Wingate, New Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Muskogee, Oklahoma; photos by Keevin Lewis; October 2002

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Photos - Charles Chibitty, Comanche Powwow; photos by Tim Jones; October 2002

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Photos - Evangeline Wilson with Charles Chibitty, Comanche Powwow; photos by Keevin Lewis; October 2002

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Photos - Frank Sanache, Iowa,Oklahoma; photos by Keevin Lewis; October 2002

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Photos - Oklahoma Powwow with Charles Chibitty; photos by Tim Jones; October 2002

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Photos - Keith Little and Samuel Smith, September 2001

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Box 6

Native American Code Talker Exhibit Project - Tim Jones (Comanche Photo Files, My Code Talk Docs, My JPEG Files, My Pictures, PowerPoint Presentation Files, USMC Historical Center Photos, Word Files), August 15, 2001 (electronic records)

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AICT Project - Disc 2 - Object List & Visual Description PowerPoint; Tim Jones; October 25, 2004 (electronic records)

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The Power of Words: Native Languages as Weapons of War - 10 minutes, 2006 (DVD)

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The Power of Words: Native Languages as Weapons of War - 50 minutes, 2006 (DVD)

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Native Universe - Image 141A; March 23, 2004 (electronic records)

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Marine Corps History and Museum Division, Oral History Collection, Navajo Code Talkers - Transcripts (PDF) (electronic records)

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Exhibition PowerPoint presentations, 2003-2004 (electronic records)

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American Indian Code Talkers field work photographs - Objects, medals, interviewees, travel sites, etc., 2002-2004 (electronic records)

Box 6 of 6

Ace-Federal Reporters - Interview transcripts - Charles Chibitty, Pare Bowlegs, Frank Sanache, and Evangeline Wilson; February 26, 2003 (electronic records)

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Interview transcripts - Arthur Hubbard, Joe Kellwood, Mario Martinez, and Janice Toulouse, 2002-2003 (electronic records)

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Interview transcripts - Allen D. June; Charles Checker Tomkins; Chester Nez; Chris Cornelius; Forrest Kassanavoid; Major General Hugh F. Foster, Jr.; and Samuel T. Holiday (Prepared by Absolute Document Services), 2003 (electronic records)

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NMAI Code Talkers #1 - Charles Chibitty; Comanche; Tulsa, Oklahoma; April 6, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #2 - Charles Chibitty; Comanche; Tulsa, Oklahoma; April 6, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #3 - Frank Sanache; Meskwaki; Tama, Iowa; April 8, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #4 - Frank Sanache; Meskwaki; Tama, Iowa; April 8, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #5 - Travis Yaiva; Hopi; Kykotsmovi, Arizona; April 10, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #6 - Franklin Shupla; Hopi; Polacca, Arizona; April 13, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #7 - Franklin Shupla; Hopi; Polacca, Arizona; April 13, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #8 - John Brown; Crystal, New Mexico; April 14, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #9 - John Brown; Crystal, New Mexico; April 14, 2004/Sam Tso; Lukachukai, Arizona; April 15, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #10 - Sam Tso; Lukachukai, Arizona; April 15, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #11 - John Kinsel; Navajo; Lukachukai, Arizona; April 15, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #12 - John Kinsel; Navajo; Lukachukai, Arizona; April 15, 2004/Chester Nez; Albuquerque, New Mexico; April 17, 2004 (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers #13 - Chester Nez; Albuquerque, New Mexico; April 17, 2004 (VHS tape)

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The Power of Words: Native Languages as Weapons of War - 10 minutes, 2006 (BetacamSP)

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The Power of Words: Native Languages as Weapons of War - 50 minutes, 2006 (VHS tape)

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William Karty Interview; TRT: 1 hour, 3 minutes; Moore, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Historical Society; May 25, 1988 (VHS tape)

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Haddon "Red" Codynah; TRT: 1 hour, 37 minutes; Cyril, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Historical Society; April 8, 1987 (VHS tape)

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Code Talkers - 10 minutes (VHS tape)

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NMAI Code Talkers - All 30 Minutes (Small) Beta Tapes (VHS tape)

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Song of the Hopi (VHS tape)

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