An Indian (as Chief Big Tree)
2 Articles |
Big Tree | Chief Big Tree | John Big Tree
Did You Know?
One of three men who posed for artist James Earle Fraser for the profile which became the famous "Indian head nickel" or "buffalo nickel" minted 1913-38. The other two were Chief Two Moons (of the Cheyenne) and Chief Iron Tail (of the Lakota). The image was reused for a special commemorative $50 gold piece in 2006--the US' first 24k (pure gold) coin.