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    HISTORIC AND RARE CIRCA 1885 U.S. INDIAN POLICE SHIELD BADGE CIRCA 1880-95 - This magnificently worn badge is an iconic reminder of the changing frontier in the United States at this time; how the purity of a culture was lost forever, and why the changes necessitated the formation of the U.S. Indian Policemen. This is an exceptional representation of one of the most sought after lawman badges in the collecting field, the original United States Indian Policeman shield badge.

    This very early example of a U.S. Indian Police badge features the desirable "crossed arrows" format within the wording, adding an artistic and classic Native American element to the design. The juxtaposition of that design feature opposes the cold form of the nickel silver, producing an interesting imbalance; signaling the end of an era when the bow and arrow were of any use to the Native American, and the imposition of advanced technology and inapplicable law to their race. From The George Jackson Collection.


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    November, 2007
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