Native American code talkers were honored in the nation’s capital Wednesday.
The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to the Native American servicemen.
During World War I and World War II, they used their native languages to transmit coded message that the enemy couldn’t decipher.
In 2000, Congress awarded the gold medals to the famous Navajo code talkers but didn’t recognize members of other tribes.
On Wednesday, Congress honored the code talkers from 33 other tribes including the Meskwaki tribe of Tama.