Eagle in Canton Flag

Physical Description
Cloth of red and white stripes. The blue canton features a painted eagle.
Specific History
This flag is reputed to have been used in the Indian Wars. The United States often presented flags, sometimes called "Indian Peace Flags" to friendly Indian nations. These flags featured a coat-of-arms including the image of an eagle in their cantons.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1830
associated date
1830 - 1840
ca 1822 - 1836
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
overall: 47 in x 77 1/2 in; 119.38 cm x 196.85 cm
overall: 46 1/2 ft x 70 ft; 14.1732 m x 21.336 m
Associated Place
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
related event
Expansion and Reform
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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