2013 Native American $1 Coin
For April’s coin, I present the 2013 Native American $1 Coin. I love this coin because it shows three animals you don't see on coins very often: a wolf, a turkey, and a turtle!
If you've read about this coin on the Native American $1 Coins page, you know that these animals stand for the three tribes of the Delaware Indians, who signed a treaty with the United States in 1778, during the Revolutionary War. But let's take a closer look at the animals' tribes.
The Delaware Indians actually called themselves "Lenape" (Le-NAH-pay), which simply means “The People.” The three sub-tribes that made up the Lenape each lived in a geographical area, and took their name from that area. Each tribe also had an animal as its symbol.
On this beautiful coin, each animal serves as a sort of coat of arms, representing three tribal communities and their pledge of peace and mutual aid with the young United States of America.