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Catalog Number 2003.055.002
Object Name Certificate
Collection Alfredia Joan Aitson
Date August 19, 1804
Tribe Otoe
Description Peace medal certificate presented to Big Ax "Warrior of the Otoes", signed by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis; "THOMAS JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" at the top of the certificate; name of recipient, name of Indian nation and date filled in by hand in ink in blanks on the certificate; several words crossed out and other words substituted in ink by hand; two circles of red sealing wax with strips of navy blue silk ribbon affixed next to each signature; (see condition notes)
Dimensions W-7.687 L-12.25 inches
Material paper, ink, silk, wax
People Lewis and Clark
Search Terms Native American
Category Native American Misc.