Designed by Cheyenne and Arapaho Artist Harvey Pratt, the Warriors Circle of Honor Blanket is based on his design for the National Native American Veterans Memorial. In this bright and striking wool blanket, sacred fire burns at the center of bands of color representing air, fire, water, and earth. A border of stars and stripes opens to allow spirits to enter, and four hands wearing feathers of bravery and triumph mark the cardinal directions.
The National Museum of the American Indian cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The National Native American Veterans Memorial will be dedicated on Veterans Day, 2020.