Sioux code talkers float
Photo courtesy of South Dakota Department of Tourism

     The Sioux code talkers were army radio operators. There were twelve of them. They made up a secret code using the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota language. They sent secret messages. The enemy could not understand the code. Many American soldiers were saved because of the code talkers. The code talkers served during the Second World War. Soldiers from other American Indian tribes were also code talkers. The most famous ones were the Navaho code talkers. Two Sioux code talkers were still living in South Dakota in 2001. They rode in a parade in Pierre.