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Professor dispels myths about Indian Code Talkers

Not all Code Talkers were Navajo, says Walter Fleming, a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas and Native American studies professor at Montana State University.

Choctaw, Comanche, Sioux and Crow soldiers who used their languages to help U.S. forces, he says. His gave a talk, "10 Things About Native Americans I Learned While Looking Up Something Else," to dispel myths about the Code Talkers.

Fleming said he was disappointed with "Windtalkers," the Hollywood movie about the Marines who worked with the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II. He said the movie ended up being about "Indian-deprived" actor Nicholas Cage and his "angst," The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.

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Indian professor tells real story of code-talkers; sets history straight (The Bozeman Daily Chronicle 1/22)