Veterans’ Day 2020
For Veterans’ Day, we’d like to feature the Warriors Circle of Honor blanket, designed by artist Harvey Pratt.
The Artist & Memorial
Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne/Arapaho) is an Oklahoma artist who works in painting, sculpting, wood carving, bronze, and graphic design. He served with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam. He has worked in law enforcement for fifty years and is one of the foremost forensic artists in America. He currently serves as the chairperson of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and as a traditional Southern Cheyenne Peace Chief.
Mr. Pratt designed the National Native American Veterans Memorial, at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. This memorial commemorates the service and sacrifice of Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Veterans—past, current, and future. The memorial is a place of honor, recognition, reflection and healing for all Native veterans and their families.
For a deeper look at Mr. Pratt and his work on the memorial, please enjoy this film.
Pendleton is proud to present Mr. Pratt’s “Warriors’ Circle of Honor” blanket design, based on the memorial.
The Sacred Fire burns at the center of bands of color representing Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. A border of stars and stripes has openings to allow spirits to enter. Four hands wearing feathers of bravery and triumph mark the cardinal directions. Oval shapes echo the museum’s Grandfather Rocks.
For more information on Mr. Pratt’s work, please visit his website: harveypratt.com.
To learn more about the blanket, visit our website: Warriors’ Circle of Honor
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What a wonderful blanket you are giving away. My Son is a retired disabled Afghan vet. He did 12 years in the military 4 tours overseas 2 in Baghdad 2 in Afganistan. He battles with P TSD everyday but is doing so much better he now teaches Brazilian jujitsu 2 kids at a martial arts gym. Thank you to all our that’s for your service!! I salute you
Cyndi, thank you! This blanket is being awarded by powwows.com, and if you’d like to enter their contest, please visit http://www.powwows.com for information.
How do i specifically enter to win this work of art? Ive followed the trail to this page, but cant see any confirmation one way or the other.
I’m sorry, I’m not sure which enter-to-win you’re talking about. We are providing POWWOWS.com with this blanket as a prize for an online dance contest, is that what you’re referring to?
I am a member of Pow Wow and I also am confused on how to enter for the blanket, I know it has listed the different information about POW Wow information like 50 Native Tattoos and such I have also read these posts I love being a member and very much enjoy ALL that it offers in every way, I will always be a member,Thank You
Hello Shanna, this blanket was being awarded as a prize through http://www.powwows.com, and you would have entered to win it through that website. We will be providing another prize soon, so check back with powwows.com for information!