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Indian Chiefs Medal, Presented to commemorate Treaty Numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Queen Victoria)

Title

Indian Chiefs Medal, Presented to commemorate Treaty Numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Queen Victoria)

Subject

Canada
First Nations
Treaties
Portrait event
Indian

Description

From Library and Archives Canada:
"Medal presented to Indian chiefs to commemorate Treaty Numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Year digit would be added following inscribed: "187" Treaty digit would be added following inscribed "INDIAN TREATY NO" This medal also used to replace the medal that had been struck as a replacement medal to commemorate Treaty 1 and Treaty 2. The original Treaty 1 and 2 medals had been deemed unsuitable and inferior, and the first replacement medals, which were silver plated, were also unsatisfactory as the plating quickly wore off. For examples of the original Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 medals, see 1986-79-1633, 1986-79-1635, and 1986-79-1636."

See: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=2851185

Creator

Artist: Wyon, Joseph Shepherd, 1836-1873
Artist: Wyon, Alfred Benjamin, 1837-1884.

Source

Private

Date

1873-1899

Rights

Public domain
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1986-79-1638

Format

Image files/Jpeg

Language

English

Type

object
Medal (silver)

Identifier

MIKAN no. 2851185
ICON14869

Original Format

Medal (silver)
Object

Files

treaty medal 1.jpg
treaty medal 2.jpg

Citation

Artist: Wyon, Joseph Shepherd, 1836-1873 and Artist: Wyon, Alfred Benjamin, 1837-1884., “Indian Chiefs Medal, Presented to commemorate Treaty Numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Queen Victoria),” Exhibits, accessed February 24, 2024, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2409.