Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (Sioux) Tribe Code Talkers Bronze Medal 3 Inch
- Bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (Sioux) Tribe Code Talkers
- Beautiful addition to any collection for the military history enthusiast
- Measures 3 inches in diameter
The 3 Inch Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (Sioux) Tribe Code Talkers Bronze Medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (Sioux) Tribe Code Talkers at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on November 20, 2013, in recognition of their dedication and valor.
The obverse design depicts a soldier being shielded by an eagle to keep him safe. Inscriptions are “SISSETON WAHPETON SIOUX” and “DAKOTA CODE TALKERS.” “Dakota” is the dialect used by the tribe.
The reverse design features a variation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe seal. The central part of the design depicts the boundaries of the reservation with seven tipis, which represent the seven districts within the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of Lake Traverse Reservation. Inscriptions are “PACIFIC THEATRE,” “WORLD WAR II,” “LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION” and “ACT OF CONGRESS 2008.”
|Design:||Obverse Designer – Frank Morris
Obverse Engraver – Phebe Hemphill
Reverse Designer – Don Everhart
Reverse Engraver – Jim Licaretz
|Struck Under Authority of:||Public Law 110-420|
|Place Minted:||Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark)|
|Composition:||90% Copper & 10% Zinc|