Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe consulted on treaty design for coin
Linda Coombs, a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, worked with the U.S. Mint on the design of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin.

The back side of the coin depicts the 1621 treaty with the Wampanoag Nation. It shows Ousamequin, a Wampanoag sachem, extending a peace pie to Plymouth Colony Gov. John Carver.

"We are actually very pleased that the U.S. government decided to use that particular theme, and the Wampanoag, as the inspiration for the new coin," Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais told The Cape Cod Times.

Congress authorized new designs for the tails side through the Native American $1 Coin Act of 2008 . The coin will celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to U.S. society and recognize important Native Americans

The heads side continues to feature Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who helped explorers Lewis and Clark.

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Aquinnah tribe 'very pleased' with coin (The Cape Cod Times 12/2)

Native American $1 Coin Act:
H.R.2358 | S.585

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