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June 23, 2011

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians license plate

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Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians license plate

Metal, rectangular license plate for Red Lake Band of Chippewa. Embossed lettering in white denotes this plate was issued in 1978 and reads “RED LAKE BAND / R/ L / 0000 / CHIPPEWA INDIANS MN.” A profile of a man in a headdress facing left is also embossed in white. The Red Lake Band was the first tribe in the United States to issue tribal auto license plates. Plates with numbers “0000″ were never issued for use, but made to be sold to license plate collectors.

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