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US coin to honor Wampanoag treaty

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It is a pact that shaped early Colonial history, and the first recorded formal alliance between a Wampanoag community and the English settlers at Plymouth Bay. And starting next year, people across the nation will be able to obtain a unique representation of the historic 1621 agreement. The US Mint is planning to issue a $1 coin that on its tails side will depict the hands of Governor John Carver and the Wampanoag sachem Ousamequin, who is often identified as Massasoit, or “great leader’’, as they share a ceremonial peace pipe after solidifying the treaty.