Navajo Third Phase Chief's Blanket c. 1900s, 61.5" x 76.75" (T91254B-1022-001)
- Circa: 1900s
- Size: 61.5'' x 76.75'' x 0.0''
This blanket was presented to George Herbert Harries (1860-1934) by Ogalala Lakota (Sioux) Chief Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939) to acknowledge Harries work on behalf of his tribe. In 1891, President appointed Harries a member of the Sioux Commission to resolve the disputed boundaries between the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota. Harries had a distinguished career as a journalist and editor with the Washington D.C. Evening Star, became commander of the Washington D.C., National Guard, and served in the Spanish-American War and in WWI as a Major General. This weaving has remained in the family and was inherited by the owner.