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    1901 Calgary Silver Indian Peace Medal

    1901 Calgary Silver Indian Peace Medal Issued for the "Assembly of North American Indians." According to the book, Medals Awarded to North American Indian Chiefs 1714-1922," by Melvill Allan Jamieson, "During the world tour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, now their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary, undertaken soon after the accession of King Edward VII, Canada was visited in the autumn of 1901, as in the other parts of the British Empire a gathering of the native tribes was held to offer allegiance to the Royal travelers who were representing the King Emperor. The assembly of North American Indians took place at Calgary, Alberta, on September 28th, 1901, and was attended by some two thousand Indians who had trekked from different parts of Canada." Several Chiefs from six tribes signed a welcome statement that was read to the Royal visitors by a young Indian boy. His Royal Higness, the Duke of Cornwall, replied to the opening statement and noted that, "The Great King has ordered a silver medal to be struck to commemorate the day, and one medal will be presented to each of the Head Chiefs which shall always be kept by him." This medal has the conjoined busts of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, facing left, with the inscription, THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES-THE DUKE AND DUCHESS-OF CORNWALL AND YORK, within a scroll pattern of maple leaves. The reverse has the Royal Arms in the center with CALGARY-SEP 28TH-1901 below and the peripheral legend, PRESENTED TO THE HEAD CHIEFS IN COMMEMORATION OF ASSEMBLY OF INDIAN TRIBES. This medal is 64 mm in diameter and grades a nice XF. The medal is suspended from a ring with a red, white, and blue ribbon, on top of which is a brooch showing an Indian in a canoe, holding a paddle in both hands. The medals were struck for the Canadian Government by Ellis and Co. Ltd., Toronto. This medal is extremely rare with the ribbon and attached brooch, and this is the only example that we have seen as such. (PCGS# 15617)

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