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Eagle in Canton Flag
National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Eagle in Canton Flag

Date: about 1830
Catalog #: 40498    Accession #: 143646
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 47" H x 77.5" W

Physical Description

Wool bunting; 13 alternating 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.


Country: United States
Era: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
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