1st Look at Codes in WWI
Trench Code were codes that many field armies used, simple substitution code were most commonly used. For messages of high importance, they added a mathematical encryption for added security. In retrospect, the poor strength of the majority of these codes brought the Choctaw language to importance.
1st Look at Spying in WWI
Since the war was being fought by many neighboring countries, having that mutual familiarity made spying seem like an irresistible way to gain advancements.
So what would bring light to such circumstances?
Chanced from over-hearing a conversation between two Choctaw soldiers, a solution that would perplex Germans rose to grounds.
The beginning of WWI hadn't granted full citizenship to Native Americans, concocting a situation where if assimilation was enforced any further, this solution may have never presented itself. Nearly 26 tribes represented the 36th Division, contributing thousands of soldiers to fight with the allies.
The Choctaw language didn't cover or include words for more modern war weaponry; essentially creating a code inside of a code; furthermore strengthening the way of communication.
Some examples of their code words for unknown weaponry:
- Little Gun Shoot Fast = Machine Gun
- Big Gun = Artillery
- Stone = Grenade
- Scalps = Casualties