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Andrew Jackson Peace Medal

1829

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Native Americans received so-called peace medals as symbols of friendship from the government—like this one with President Jackson’s likeness. When Georgia broke peace treaties, the Court heard cases concerning the treatment and rights of Native Americans. The Cherokee Nation cases resulted in conflicting rulings from the Marshall Court, which Jackson criticized and refused to enforce.

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  • Title: Andrew Jackson Peace Medal
  • Date Created: 1829
  • Original Source: Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
  • Rights: Courtesy of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

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