These Indian War campaign streamers are available in 3 sizes for use with Army Units authorized a distinguishing flag or organizational colors. Each streamer will indicate each decoration, campaign participation credit or war service credit.
Streamers are the same color as the corresponding unit decoration ribbon. The name of the action area, theater of operations is embroidered on the Streamer. Normally the dates are ommitted. A separate Streamer is used for each award.
Indian Campaign. There were 14 Indian Campaigns that covered the period 1790 to 1891. The streamer is red with two black stripes. Red is a sacred color with all Indians and is usually considered symbolic of strength and success. The color red, symbolic of war, is also a symbol of day and the Sun god. The color black, symbolic of death and mourning, is also a symbol of night and the Underworld god.