Manataka American Indian Council

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN INDIAN

NOVELTY FLAGS

Only $17.95 each plus s/h

Flags are LARGE 3 feet X 5 feet

Strong polyester with double stitching

Brass grommets for flying or hanging

 

 

Native Effigy Flag, 3' x 5'
 
Code: CCC 4200-035-004
Price: $18.95
Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds


 

 


 

 

1824 Alamo Flag, 3' x 5'
 
Code: CCC 4200-035-005
Price: $18.95
Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds

 


 

1824 Alamo Flag History

The Alamo flag was created by replacing the Eagle in the center of the Mexican tricolor with the year "1824", referencing the 1824 Constitution of Mexico, in support of which Texas was fighting. This was the first flag approved for use by rebel forces by a Texan legislative body. In 1835, the Texan provisional government approved the use of this flag for privateers preying on Mexican commerce.

It is clear by their writings that the men who stayed in Béxar to defend the Alamo wanted no part in restoring the Mexican Constitution. From the very start, they had joined the volunteer army to fight for Texas Independence and they were frustrated with the provisional government of Texas for its temerity in declaring it.

 

Unlikely 1824 Alamo Flag actually used at Alamo Battle

It has often been reported that the 1824 Alamo flag was flown by Texan forces at the Battle of the Alamo. However, this had never been alleged until 1860, long after the battle. Modern writers have pointed out that the use of the 1824 flag at the time and place of the battle is highly unlikely. It is likely that the actual "Alamo flag" referred to by accounts of the time was the Lone Star and Stripes, which had been depicted in use at earlier battles such as Goliad, and was widely referred to as the "Texian flag".

 


 

British Union Jack Flag, 3' x 5'
 
Code: CCC 4200-035-0026
Price: $18.95
Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds

 


 

 

History of the British Union Jack Flag

In 1603, James VI of Scotland inherited the English and Irish thrones (as James I), thereby uniting the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland in a personal union (which remained separate states). On 12 April 1606, a new flag to represent this regal union between England and Scotland was specified in a royal decree, according to which the flag of England (a red cross on a white background, known as St. George's Cross), and the flag of Scotland (a white saltire on a blue background, known as the Saltire or St. Andrew's Cross), would be joined together, forming the flag of Great Britain and first union flag.

 

This royal flag was at first for use only at sea on civil and military ships of both England and Scotland, whereas land forces continued to use their respective national banners. In 1634, King Charles I restricted its use to the royal ships. After the Acts of Union 1707, the flag gained a regularised status as "the ensign armorial of the Kingdom of Great Britain", the newly created state. It was then adopted by land forces as well, although the blue field used on land–based versions more closely resembled that of the blue of the flag of Scotland.

 

Various shades of blue have been used in the Saltire over the years. The ground of the current Union Flag is a deep "navy" blue (Pantone 280), which can be traced to the color used for the Blue Ensign of the Royal Navy's historic "Blue Squadron". (Dark shades of color were used on maritime flags on the basis of durability.) In 2003 a committee of the Scottish Parliament recommended that the flag of Scotland use a lighter "royal" blue, (Pantone 300). (The Office of the Lord Lyon does not detail specific shades of color for use in heraldry.)

 

A thin white stripe, or fimbriation, separates the red cross from the blue field, in accordance with heraldry's rule of tincture where colors (like red and blue) must be separated from each other by metals (like white, i.e. argent or silver). The blazon for the old union flag, to be compared with the current flag, is Azure, the Cross Saltire of St Andrew Argent surmounted by the Cross of St George Gules, fimbriated of the second.

 


 

 

Scout on Pony Flag, 3' x 5'
 
Code: CCC 4200-035-008
Price: $18.95
Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds

 


 

 

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