A rare Treaty 4 medal has been returned to its Saskatchewan home, thanks to a community-spirited bidder. Paula Acoose and Ray McCallum heard about the medal, which was offered in Jeffrey Hoare Auction’s September sale. Without time to raise funds for the medal, they decided to use their savings to cover the initial cost. Treaty 4 Nations have pledged the funds to cover the outlay. The medal was one of 21 handed out to First Nations chiefs who signed the treaty, covering southern Saskatchewan, in 1874. Continue reading →
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A local dealer acquired an estate lot that included a beautiful medal and sold it to me in the spring of 2011. However, my research as to its identification was fruitless.