• Culture/People:

    Non-Indian and Menominee (Menomini)

  • Object name:

    Franklin Pierce peace medal (dated 1853) and pouch

  • Date created:

    1853-1900

  • Place:

    Keshena, Menominee Reservation; Menominee County; Wisconsin; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Silver medal, deerhide/deerskin, satin ribbon, glass bead/beads

  • Techniques:

    Struck/minted, sewn, overlay beadwork

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been owned by the Menominee sub-chief Corrow (Vieux Caron [Old Corrow], died ca. 1780), but the individual referred to is probably his son Iometah (1772-1867), a sub-chief under the Menominee chief Oshkosh (1795-1858); inherited by Rosie Stone (possibly a daughter of Iometah's); purchased by MAI at an auction held by Hans Schulman (1913-1990, Schulman Coin & Mint, New York) in 1968.

  • Dimensions:

    13 x 10 cm

  • Catalog number:

    24/1210

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Peace medals and tomahawks" component of the "Window on Collections" exhibit on the 4th floor

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