Harvey Pratt is currently in the process of creating the Sand Creek Massacre Memorial. He is an accomplished master Native American Indian artist of both Cheyenne and Arapaho descent. Pratt spoke to us about his personal connection with the Sand Creek Massacre and the need to bring history to light in a public setting.
“If they have a memorial here [at the Colorado State Capitol], people will see it, understand it, and know it better,” said Pratt. “We just want to bring history to light. We want people to understand that there is more that happened than what was told.”
Pratt has won numerous awards and was named the Red Earth 2005 Honored One. He has been recognized as an Outstanding Southern Cheyenne and is a Southern Cheyenne Peace Chief, one of the highest honors bestowed by the tribe.