Shawnee Nation 2003 George Drouillard Five Dollars Gold Proof
Rare, only 5,000 authorized. Minted from 1/5 oz. of pure (9999 fine) gold. Gem Proof quality. The second annual commemorative Five Dollar gold coin issued by The Sovereign Nation of the Shawnee Tribe honors an unsung hero -- George Drouillard, the son of a French Canadian father and Shawnee Indian mother -- who served as sign-talker (interpreter) and hunter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Meriwether Lewis wrote on August 14, 1805: The means I had of communicating with these people was by way of Drewyer [Drouillard] who understood perfectly the common language of gesturing or signs which seems to be universally understood by all the Nations we have yet seen.