File - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, Edmond Harjo, 96, of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and one of the last surviving code talkers, places his hand over his heart as the American flag is presented during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harjo died March 31, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Ada, Okla., according to the Swearingen Funeral Home. Harjo's nephew, Richard Harjo, said his uncle had a heart attack.  He was 96. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

File – In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, Edmond Harjo, 96, of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and one of the last surviving code talkers, places his hand over his heart as the American flag is presented during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harjo died March 31, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Ada, Okla., according to the Swearingen Funeral Home. Harjo’s nephew, Richard Harjo, said his uncle had a heart attack. He was 96. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Native American ‘windtalker’ who used tribal language to outwit the enemy in the Second World War has died aged 96

Edmond Harjo of the Seminole Nation sent secret messages during war. The 96-year-old was part of elite group who used native language to create unbreakable code

 Harjo was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal for his services last year.

 One of the last surviving Native Americans who used their tribal languages to outwit the enemy during the Second World War has died in Oklahoma, aged 96.

Edmond Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his wartime service in November, suffered a heart attack on March 31.

Harjo had been part of a group known as Windtalkers, who used their native language as code, when he served in Normandy, France.

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