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#1 Jan-21-2010 08:40:pm

bls926
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Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin

Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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The Oneida Nation of New York will help launch the new 2010 Native American $1 coin at an event next week.

Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter and officials from the U.S. Mint and the National Museum of the American Indian will introduce the coin on Monday. The event takes place at 10:30am at the George Gustav Heye Center in downtown New York City.

The theme of the coin is "Government-the Great Tree of Peace." The tails side features an image of the Hiawatha Belt with five arrows bound together, along with the following inscriptions: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, $1, HAUDENOSAUNEE and GREAT LAW OF PEACE.

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

Congress authorized new designs for the coin through the Native American $1 Coin Act of 2008 . The tails side will celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to U.S. society and recognize important Native Americans. Sacagawea will remain on the front of the coin.

The coin will go on sale this Friday at noon through the U.S. Mint website.


http://64.38.12.138/News/2010/018085.asp

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#2 Jan-22-2010 07:10:pm

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Re: Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin

bls926 wrote:

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

They mean the SLAVE who helped Lewis and Clark. yikes


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#3 Jan-22-2010 08:37:pm

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Re: Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin

Yes.  First captured and enslaved by the Minitaree; then, sold to the Hidatsa to be their slave; then, won in a gambling match, by a French trader.

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#4 Jan-23-2010 05:51:pm

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Re: Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin

sschkaak wrote:

Yes.  First captured and enslaved by the Minitaree; then, sold to the Hidatsa to be their slave; then, won in a gambling match, by a French trader.

Not to be nit-picky, but . . . Stolen by the Minitaree/Hidatsa. (Same people, different names.) Sold to the Mandan. Won by the French fur trapper/trader who lived with the Mandan.

Sacagawea was probably treated as well by Lewis and Clark as she'd ever been in her life. Accounts state that the Shoshone band that she was from routinely beat the young girls and women and forced them to do all the manual labor. It was thought that forcing males to do anything but hunt and fish would break their spirit.

She lived most of her life as a slave.

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#5 Jan-23-2010 06:44:pm

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Re: Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin

Not nitpicky.  Thanks for the correction.

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#6 Jan-23-2010 08:18:pm

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Re: Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin

You're welcome, sschkaak.  wink

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