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Following a tradition started by British diplomats in North America, the U.S. Mint produced this particular set of medals for distribution to Native American tribes from 1801 to 1812. They served as tangible tokens of friendship and underscored President Jefferson's plans to embrace the Native American nations of the American West and include them, partially, in his Empire of Liberty. Engraved by Robert Scott, the medals were produced in three sizes, four, three, and two inches in diameter, and showed a bust of Jefferson and words TH. JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. A.D. 1801 on one side, and two hands clasped in PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP with a tomahawk and pipe on the other. Lewis and Clark carried and presumably distributed some 235 medals of the three sizes. The medals were hollow shells held together by a silver rim.

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Q: What were the Lewis and Clark peace medals?
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Lewis and Clark want it.


Did Lewis and Clark ever give Sacagawea a friendship medal?

No they did not give Sacajawea a friendship medal. Lewis and Clark had established friendly relations with a great many Indians tribes to whom they presented gifts, medals, American flags, and a sale of talk designed to promote peace and the fur trade.


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What famous explorers did Sacagawea travel with?

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What did Lewis and Clark give the Native Americans?

Lewis and Clark gave Native Americans a variety of gifts, including medals, flags, beads, clothes, and other items as a sign of peace and goodwill. They also exchanged knowledge about their respective cultures and technologies during their interactions with the Native American tribes they encountered on their expedition.


Is Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr related to Lewis or Clark?

Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr is the grandson of William Clark. His father was William Clark's son Meriwether Lewis Clark, Sr. William Clark had named his son after his friend Meriwether Lewis.


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Meriwether Lewis was in charge and William Clark came as his assistant. But the Lewis And Clark Expedition is still know as The Lewis And Clark Expedition.


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Where are Lewis and Clark on time tangled island?

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