Stunning views of the National Native Veterans Memorial, the newest monument on the National Mall and the first in DC to celebrate Native military service.
The National Native American Veterans Memorial marks the first national commemoration of Native American military service. National Native American Veterans Memorial: A Souvenir Book pays tribute to the powerful monument and the American Indians who have served in every major US military conflict since the Revolutionary War, often participating at an extraordinary rate. It pays homage to Indigenous peoples who have made so many contributions and sacrifices for their country.
Located on the quiet and reflective grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the memorial raises public consciousness of the significant contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian members of the military who have served in and out of combat for centuries. Native American artist and veteran Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne and Arapaho) designed the Warriors’ Circle of Honor, selected for its simplicity and timelessness. The book celebrates the memorial's beauty while providing historical context and exploring the symbolism of its stainless-steel circle, the intimate and interactive space, and striking design elements that convey traditional Native perspectives and beliefs. Capturing the inclusive, healing, and dynamic design and space, National Native American Veterans Memorial: A Souvenir Book gives readers a richer and deeper appreciation of a one-of-a-kind monument.