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Task 1 Decoding the Message You may never learn to speak Navajo, but you can still use the code. In this activity, you’ll use part of the “Navajo Code Talkers’ Dictionary” to decode a topsecret message. You’ll also use the information you de code to pinpoint an important location on a map from World War II.
Part A During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Navajo code talkers sent an extremely important message to US military leaders. It formed one word: Sheep-Uncle-Ram-Ice-Bear-Ant-Cat-Horse-Itch Here is the Navajo translation: Dibeh, Shi-da , Dah-nes-tsa , Tkin, Shush, Wol-La-Chee , Moasi, Lin, Yeh-hes But what did it mean? Use these sections from the “Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary” to see if you can decode it. Hint 1: Pay special attention to the section on the alphabet. Hint 2: Even after you decode the word, you probably won’t understand it. You will get more information after you complete part B. Write your answer in the space provided. .
Task 2 Coding and Decoding The word Suribachi was an actual message transmitted by the code talkers during an important battle in World War II. The message relayed by the code talkers let the Allied commanders know that US Marines had taken Mount Suribachi. This was a turning point in the battle and in the war itself. Once the marines gained a foothold on Mount Suribachi, they were able to take the rest of the island, destroying the Japanese stronghold there. In this activity, you will use sections from the “Navajo Code Talkers’ Dictionary” to decode and encode your own messages.

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