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Furst, Moritz (1782-1840) [Andrew Jackson Indian peace medal]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02772.02 Author/Creator: Furst, Moritz (1782-1840) Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1829 circa Pagination: 1 medal : copper colored gold; 7.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Front of medal features profile of Andrew Jackson and the words "Andrew Jackson President of the United States. A.D. 1829," most likely designed by Moritz Furst. Verso features two hands shaking, a tomahawk crossed with a pipe, and the words, "Peace and Friendship," designed by John Reich. Some scratching on front and back.

Background Information: These medals were issued towards the end of Jackson's administration in 1833 due to delays from the Secretary of War. Indian peace medals were distributed to Indian tribes by the U....S. government as part of diplomatic relations.See More

People: Furst, Moritz, 1782-1840
Reich, John, fl. 1809
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyUS MintArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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