warrior gift

Indian warriors began to wear military uniforms from the beginning of American colonization when the European powers fought regularly for control of the continent. The friendship and the military strength of Aboriginal people were very important in these conflicts, European therefore tried to obtain Indian loyalty and military support.

 

The most important part of this effort was the presentation of gifts: flags, medals, uniforms, weapons. Some of these weapons were even engraved and customized for the recipient. As a tomahawk offered Tecumseh, the Shawnee chief, by the British Army during the War of 1812 with the inscription:'' To the chief Tecumseh, Colonel Proctor, 1812''.

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Another gift was also the discount grade and uniform in the army. The Choctaw Chief Pushmataha, an officer in the U.S. weapons during the war of 1812, received the rank of General and uniform in recognition of his loyalty to the American cause. At his death in 1824 he was buried in his uniform with military honors.

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The greatest gifts to heads of nation were surely medals and flags. Known as the'' Medal of Peace'', they are made of pure silver and generally representing the current president and peace symbols. With the exception of John Adams, President of the United States each presented medals to the peace of the Indian leaders.

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