Canku Ota Logo
Canku Ota
Canku Ota Logo
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
pictograph divider
2011 Native American Dollar Design Selection Announced
by Michael Zielinski - Coin Update News
The United States Mint has announced the reverse design that will appear on the 2011 Native American Dollar. This series of circulating dollar coins features a different reverse design each year, representing the contributions and accomplishments of Native Americans.

The theme for the 2011 design is Diplomacy – Treaties with Tribal Nations. The selected reverse design specifically highlights the treaty between Supreme Sachem Ousamequin, Massasoit of the Great Wampanoag Nation and Governor John Carver of the European settlers at Plymouth Bay.

The design features the ceremonial passing of the peace pipe after initiating the first formal written peace alliance. Inscriptions read “United States of America”, the face value “$1?, and “Wampanoag Treaty 1621?. The reverse was designed by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by US Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

On the obverse of the coin will be the portrait of Sacagawea and child designed by Glenna Goodacre. This was originally used for the Sacagawea Dollar coin series from 2000 to 2008. It was modified for the current series by moving the date and mint mark to the edge of the coin, where they appear with the motto “E Pluribus Unum.”

Previous designs of the Native American Dollar coin series have celebrated contributions in agriculture with a depiction of the Three Sisters method of planting and government with a depiction of the Hiawatha Belt representing the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois Confederacy.

pictograph divider
Home PageFront PageArchivesOur AwardsAbout Us
Kid's PageColoring BookCool LinksGuest BookEmail Us
pictograph divider
  Canku Ota is a free Newsletter celebrating Native America, its traditions and accomplishments . We do not provide subscriber or visitor names to anyone. Some articles presented in Canku Ota may contain copyright material. We have received appropriate permissions for republishing any articles. Material appearing here is distributed without profit or monetary gain to those who have expressed an interest. This is in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.  
Canku Ota is a copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 of Vicki Barry and Paul Barry.
Canku Ota Logo   Canku Ota Logo
The "Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America" web site and its design is the
Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 of Paul C. Barry.
All Rights Reserved.

Site Meter
Thank You

Valid HTML 4.01!