WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Daines today honored Code Talkers from the Crow Tribe and the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes at a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony held last week at the U.S. Capitol’s Emancipation Hall.
During today’s ceremony, 33 tribes, including Montana’s Crow and Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, were bestowed with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor presented by Congress, in recognition of the American Indians who served as Code Talkers during World Wars I and II.
Daines met with the family members and tribal leaders representing the honored Code Talkers at today’s ceremony to share his gratitude and appreciation.
“Today, members of Montana’s Crow and Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes received long-overdue and well-deserved recognition for their critical role as Code Talkers during World Wars I and II,” Daines stated. “It was truly an honor to join families and tribal leaders to honor the bravery and patriotism of Montana’s Code Talkers at today’s historic ceremony.”