Artifact and Analysis

The Nation Expanding
Essay Questions 3

Indian Peace Medal

  1. What symbols and words do you see on the medals?

  2. Looking at the medals, how would you characterize relations between Native Americans and the United States at mid-century?

  3. What purposes did the medals serve?

  4. How does the address to the Dakota warriors at Mankato challenge the nature of U.S.ľNative American relations depicted in Document 1?