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Awarding a Peace Medal

 
 
Awarding a Peace Medal Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
1. Awarding a Peace Medal Marker Text
Inscription.

In 1792, Otetiani, a Seneca orator and political leader, led a large delegation of Native American leaders to Philadelphia to negotiate a peace treaty between Native American nations in the Northwest Territory and the United States. In honor of his actions, President Washington gave Otetiani, also known as Red Jacket, a uniquely engraved silver peace medal.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.025′ N, 75° 9.006′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History Lost & Found (here, next to this marker); Strengthening Ties with the United States (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named History Lost & Found (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named History Lost & Found (here, next to this marker); Washington's Death and a Renewed Hope for Freedom

Awarding a Peace Medal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
2. Awarding a Peace Medal Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The President's House Site 1790-1800 (a few steps from this marker); Enslaved Africans in the Household of George and Martha Washington (a few steps from this marker); Archeology Methods and Interpretation (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is highly reflective and difficult to photograph straight on.
 
Also see . . .
1. Red Jacket, Seneca Orator. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Indian Peace Medal article (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The original silver medal presented by George Washington to Red Jacket. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Red Jacket Memorial at Find A Grave. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Indian Peace Medal and Red Jacket, Seneca War Chief. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismPeacePolitics
 
Awarding a Peace Medal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
3. Awarding a Peace Medal Marker
Exhibit on the interior of the south wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (marker on left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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