Who were Native American talkers?

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The people who spoke the various and incredibly diverse Native American languages were pretty much everyone in the Americas prior to European colonization.

Thus, I'm assuming you mean WINDtalkers. In that case, the Wind Talkers were Navajo/Dineh tribesmen who had been recruited in order to speak in Navajo. They were assigned to various units in the Pacific Theatre and communicated orders and messages between units in Navajo in order to keep it secret from the Japanese. Unlike codes which are based on systems that can be easily decoded, there were no Japanese agents who spoke Navajo. They also had to invent many new words for their language, such as "metal fish" for submarine. See the film with Nicholas Cage and Adam Beech - Wind Talkers.

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First, I sincerely hope you meant an "English-speaking" Native American. In America, one of the languages we speak is English, not American. If you meant American-English, that is acceptable as well.

Secondly, there were many English-speaking Native Americans, and there still are. I am one of them. Some famous English-speaking Native Americans include Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, a very influential writer from the Lakota nation in the 1800s. Her Lakota name is Zitkala-Sa, and she was one of many children sent East for an American education.

Another famous Native American who could speak English was Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. He gave a wonderful speech, which is the text for the children's book Brother Eagle, Sister Sky.

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