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Harvey Pratt

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  • Designer of the National Native American Veterans Memorial
  • Retired from OSBI with 50 years in law enforcement
  • Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame
  • Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame
  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Hall of Fame
  • Chairman of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Cheyenne & Arapaho Indian of the Year
  • US Marin Corps, served in Vietnam with 3rd Recon Battalion, Charlie Company.
  • Graduated from St. Patricks Indian Mission in Anadarko.
  • Mother, Anna Guerrier Shadlow was National Indian Woman of the Year and Oklahoma Indian Woman of the Year. Father was Oscar Noble Pratt.
  • Born in El Reno and grew up rides bales of hay down the Canadian River.
  • Descendant of White Thunder, Cheyenne Arrow Keeper.
  • Descendant of William Bent, Bents Fort.
  • Adult indian name is White Thunder. Little boy name was Going to be Chief.
  • Seven total siblings. Brother of renowned artist, Charles Pratt



The Sovereignty Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues can be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment. The Supreme Court espouses no view on any of the issues, and the position taken by the participants are not endorsed by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.