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
Wool bunting; 13 alternating red and white stripes. The blue canton features a painted eagle.
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)