Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Last Lakotah Code Talker Dies

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"I don't want no rank, I don't want no money. I just want to do what I can to protect our way of life." Clarence Wolf Guts

The last Lakota code talker, Clarence Wolf Guts, died last Wednesday at age of 86. Clarence became one of the famous Indian "code talkers" during World War II, sending messages in his native language which the enemy could not understand.

Sioux Indians, using their native languages of Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota, are credited with saving countless lives and being "instrumental to the success of the the United States in many battles during World War II" in the Pacific and European battle theatres.

Clarence will be buried with full military honors at the Black Hills National Cemetery.