A storytelling cookbook of historic Arizona published by the Historical League, Inc. 2007 Regional winner of the Tabasco Community Cookbook award
Organized in 1979, the Historical League, Inc., a 501(c)(3), is a fundraising arm of the AZ Heritage Center (formerly Arizona Historical Society Museum),
a Smithsonian affiliate, at Papago Park, Tempe, Arizona.
Thanks to Nancy Evans for arranging a surprise visit with Navajo Code Talker Peter McDonald during our bus tour at Navajo National Monument. Peter was very entertaining, telling many stories of his experiences during WWII. As did many of his fellow Code Talkers, he enrolled at a young age. He was 15.
Susie Brinegar with Peter McDonald
He referred to "boot camp was a breeze" since he had lived his youth in the outdoors, sleeping under the stars, walking everywhere. Of the 420 who served as Code Talkers, there are only 17 remaining.