United States Mint Introduces 2011 Native American $1 Coin at Bicultural Museum in Plymouth, Mass.

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PLYMOUTH, MA.- B. B. Craig, United States Mint Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, and leaders of the Wampanoag Tribe introduced the 2011 Native American $1 Coin today during a ceremony at the Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts. “The 2011 Native American $1 Coin celebrates the Wampanoag Treaty of 1621 that later led the English colonists and Massosoit and his men to join in a first harvest feast,” said Craig. Other speakers at the event included Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head; Cedric Cromwell, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe; and Jim Adams, senior historian of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. Those who attended the ceremony were among the first in the Nation to get the 2011 Native American $1 Coin. Adults exchanged their cas