The Portraits

The exhibition catalogue "Elaine De Kooning: Portraits" on display in the museum store
Blue book cover with a circular peace medal in the center

PublicationsPeace and Friendship

Indian Peace Medals from the Schermer Collection, National Portrait Gallery

Author:  Francis Paul Prucha

In 2000, Betty and Lloyd Shermer presented a landmark gift of Indian peace medals to the National Portrait Gallery. These medals, produced in silver by the U.S. government for presentation to Indian chiefs and warriors, are a fascinating part of American history, delineating not only the country’s relationships with Indian tribes, but also representing an important segment of the history of American portraiture.

Publisher:  National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Year:  2001
Cover:  Softcover
Number of Pages:  40 pages
Price:  $29.55
Dimensions:  8 x 11 inches