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Title Navajo warriors : the great secret / a co-production Bonne Pioche and Idéacom international, with the participation of France 2 ; a film by Michel Viotte ; producers, Emmanuel Priou, Allyson Luchack ; co-producers, Josette D. Normandeau, Jacques Nadeau ; written and directed by Michel Viotte.

Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM INTERNET Video  The Whole World    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (50 minutes).
Series Ethnographic video online ; volume 1.
Ethnographic video online ; volume 1.
Notes A co-production France-Canada.
Summary Navajo soldiers in World War II used their unwritten Native American tongue as an unbreakable code language. Ironically the U.S. military used the Native American language as a potent instrument of war. Successive generations of young Navajo men who fought in the elite division of the U.S. Marine Corps, relate their stories in this film. Reveals how their strong Navajo cultural identity and spiritual references correlated with traditional Marine Corps values and a passionate patriotism.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English and Navajo with English subtitles.
Other author Luchack, Allyson.
Nadeau, Jacques.
Normandeau, Josette D.
Priou, Emmanuel.
Viotte, Michel.
Bonne Pioche (Firm)
Filmakers Library, inc.
France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Idéacom inc.
Subject United States. Marine Corps -- Indians.
Navajo Indians.
Navajo language.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian.
Nonfiction films.