Wampanoag treaty featured on back side or Sacagawea $1 coin
The back side of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin will depict the 1621 treaty with the Wampanoag Nation.

The design features the arm of Ousamequin, a Wampanoag sachem, holding a peace pipe. The other arm is that of Plymouth Colony Gov. John Carver, who signed the treaty.

"We are honored that the United States Mint has chosen to acknowledge our great Sachem Ousamequin and the significance of the 1621 treaty to American and Wampanoag history," Chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a press release.

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 features the familiar image of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who helped explorers Lewis and Clark.

Get the Story:
A shining moment for Wampanoag tribe (The Cape Cod Times 12/1)

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

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