Three Symbols That Honor The History And Legacy Of Navajo Code Talkers Added To Art Collection

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As Navajo Code Talkers Day approaches this August 14th, NativeAmericanJewelry.com reveals the latest additions to their Navajo Jewelry and Art collection that echo the strength and honor of the Navajo Code Talkers.

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NativeAmericanJewelry.com has long had a stunning inventory of Navajo jewelry and art. With the upcoming commemorative holiday, they have expanded their collection to include two symbols the Navajo hold near and dear to their beliefs.

The Navajo Code Talkers served as U.S. Marines in World War II and used their native language to create a secret code that the Japanese could not decipher as the Navajo language only existed within their tribe and was mostly unknown to outsiders. In 1982 President Ronald Reagan set aside August 14th to be National Navajo Code Talkers Day.

NativeAmericanJewelry.com has long had a stunning inventory of Navajo jewelry and art. With the upcoming commemorative holiday, they have expanded their collection to include two symbols the Navajo hold near and dear to their beliefs.

“We knew we wanted to honor the legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers and the contribution they made to the history of all Americans,” explains Steven Onida, spokesperson for NativeAmericanJewelry.com. “We worked with our Native American artisans to help create a few eagle designs as well as the bear and bear paw design. These three symbols bridge the relationship between the Navajo Code Talkers and American history.”

While the eagle is best recognized as the symbol for U.S. freedom and pride, Native Americans have long held this symbol as representing victory and conquest. Without the exerted efforts of the original Navajo Code Talkers and their dedication to making a difference in World War II, the victory may have been out of the nation’s grasp. NativeAmericanJewelry.com acquired a few unique pieces from artisans that were inspired by this regal creature.

The bear and bear paw are both symbols that are seen often in Native American jewelry and art. This symbol isn’t new to the NativeAmericanJewelry.com inventory, however some recent additions showcase the strength and protection that is evident in the history of the Navajo Code Talkers.

The bear is a sacred symbol that encompasses spiritual and physical power as well as courage. In Navajo jewelry and art it appears in a walking or still stance. This quiet and yet powerful stance brings to life the spirit of the Navajo people. This peaceful strength proved useful as the original Navajo Code Talkers were first tasked with creating the language and then ran through various drills to ensure its usability. They were instructed to never share their work with anyone and faced the dangers of war with other U.S. Marines.

The courage of these original soldiers to help protect their fellow countrymen is honored in the Navajo bear paw design. “This simple paw print shows a more intimate connection to the animal that is known for its great strength and ability to protect its own from harm,” adds Onida. “This is what our Navajo Code Talkers did. They took on the protection of an entire nation by using their native language as a secret weapon.”

While there are several events scheduled around the country to honor the victorious place the Navajo Code Talkers had in U.S. history, NativeAmericanJewelry.com has chosen to honor them with an expansion of the symbols that have existed long before World War II. “For us, it’s about continuing to share the beauty and history of the Navajo culture in our work,” concludes Onida.

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