Oneida Nation Code Talkers Bronze Medal 3 Inch
- Bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Oneida Nation Code Talkers
- Beautiful addition to any collection for the military history enthusiast
- Measures 3 inches in diameter
Order the 3 Inch Oneida Nation Code Talkers Bronze Medal celebrating the Code Talkers’ service in World War II.
This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Oneida Nation 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 features an Oneida Nation Code Talker with eagle feathers, positioned similar to those in the Oneida Gustoweh (headdress) in the background. Inscriptions are “ONEIDA NATION WARRIORS” and “CODE TALKERS.”
The reverse design features the Great White Pine Tree of Peace with four white roots atop a turtle. To the left of the tree is the footprint of a bear. To the right of the tree is the footprint of a wolf. The turtle, bear and wolf represent the clans of the Oneida Nation. Atop the tree is an eagle, vigilant over the Nation and warning members of any imminent danger. The symbols near or under the turtle are a war club and six arrows bound tightly together to indicate the unified strength of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. An image of the two-row wampum belt, constructed of quahog beads, is at the bottom of the design. Inscriptions are “WORLD WAR II,” “ACT OF CONGRESS 2008” and “LATIWΛNATÉNYEHSE,” which translates to “They change their words.”
|Design:||Obverse/Reverse – Donna Weaver
Obverse Engraver – Charles L. Vickers
Reverse Engraver – Renata Gordon
|Struck Under Authority of:||Public Law 110-420|
|Place Minted:||Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark)|
|Composition:||90% Copper & 10% Zinc|