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Collection Reference Number GLC02772.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1829 
Title Andrew Jackson Indian peace medal
Date ca. 1829
Author Furst, Moritz (1782-1840)  
Additional authors Reich, John (fl. 1809)
Document Type Object
Content Description Front of medal features profile of Andrew Jackson and the words "Andrew Jackson President of the United States. A.D. 1829," most likely designed by Moritz Furst. Verso features two hands shaking, a tomahawk crossed with a pipe, and the words, "Peace and Friendship," designed by John Reich. Some scratching on front and back.
Subjects American Indian History  Government and Civics  Diplomacy  US Mint  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  
People Furst, Moritz (1782-1840)  Reich, John (fl. 1809)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information These medals were issued towards the end of Jackson's administration in 1833 due to delays from the Secretary of War. Indian peace medals were distributed to Indian tribes by the U.S. government as part of diplomatic relations.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859