OLD INDIAN EMBLEM
INDIANS AND EARLY AMERICAN COLONIST
John Walls, a well known fish dealer of New Castle has on the lapel of his
coat a unique emblem in the shape of an Indian Head, and thirteen eagle feathers.
The design is worked on copper and is emblematic of the freedom of the
American people and is original with American Indians. It was given to a male
Indian youth as he became of warrior age and signified he was 'free' as the Eagle.
Source: Wilmington Evening Journal, 5 May 1900, page 2, Saturday.