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.

2 comments ↓

#1 Shadow Dancer on 01.11.12 at 4:29 pm

We, the Native people, find it ironic that the U.S. mint would have the audacity to places treaties with the native people in the spotlight considering that the Americans have systematically violated and dishonored every treaty ever made with the indigenous peoples of this continent. The failure of diplomacy of the American people stands as a stark reminder of the ability of the Europeans to violate every word that flows from a mouth with a lying double tongue. For those who know not their own history are doomed to repeat it. Americans……study your own history.

#2 James Van Asten on 03.04.13 at 3:52 pm

What happened to IN GOD WE TRUST that is on all our coins?

It looks like a fake coin without it.

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