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2011 Native American Dollar – 1621 Wampanoag Treaty

The design for the upcoming 2011 Native American Dollar has been revealed by the US Mint. To represent the theme Diplomacy- Treaties with Tribal Nations, the Wampanoag Treaty of 1621 was selected. This represented one of the first treaties between Native Americans and European settlers.

The hands of Supreme Sachem Ousamequin, Massasoit of the Great Wampanoag Nation and Governor John Carver of the settlers at Plymouth Bay are shown exchanging the ceremonial peace pipe. An inscription below indicates “Wampanoag Treaty 1621”. Additional inscriptions above the image are “United States of America” and “$1”.

The Native American Dollar series began in 2009 and has featured a different reverse design annually to represent the accomplishments and contributions of Native Americans. The dollar coins have been issued along side the Presidential Dollars series, in a quantity of at least 20% of all dollar coins each year.

Previous designs have featured agriculture (2009) with the Three Sisters method of planing and government (2010) with the Haudenosaunee.