- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - A Navajo poet and author of a book about Navajo Code Talkers will speak at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah next week.

Laura Tohe will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Webb Auditorium on the NSU-Tahlequah campus.

Tohe lives in Mesa, Ariz., and is the author of the 2012 book “Code Talker Stories.” The book details personal accounts and recollections from Navajo Code Talkers who used their language as a code in order to confuse enemy forces during World War II.

The documentary “Navajo Codetalkers” will also be shown at the event.

Monday also marks the last day for the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Native Words, Native Warriors” at NSU. The exhibit focuses on World War I and II Native American code talkers and veterans from different tribes.

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