• Culture/People:

    Non-Indian and Menominee (Menomini)

  • Object name:

    James K. Polk peace medal (1845) and pouch

  • Date created:

    medal: 1845; pouch: 1880-1900

  • Place:

    Keshena, Menominee Reservation; Menominee County; Wisconsin; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Silver, deerhide/deerskin, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche

  • Techniques:

    Struck/minted, overlay beadwork, laced

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown, but said to have been owned by Chief Makakapaness (Menominee) and Jane P. Waubano (Menominee); purchased by MAI at an auction held by Hans Schulman (1913-1990, Schulman Coin & Mint, New York) in 1968.

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