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

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

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.

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

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Government and Civics, Diplomacy, US Mint, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Age of Jackson