Clarence Wolf Guts, Lakota Code Talker, Dies

Clarence Wolf Guts, Lakota Indian Who Fooled The Japanese, Center

“Clarence Wolf Guts, the last Lakotah code talker, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86, at the South Dakota State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. During World War II, he transmitted vital messages for U.S. forces in a code that the enemy could not break:  his native language.

At the age of 18, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Pacific theater where he transmitted messages in a Lakotah-based code that the enemy could not translate. Lakotah and other indigenous languages, long discouraged by educational institutions, would play a critical role in winning the war.”

 

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