Honoring Project

The All American Indian Days Memorial is dedicated to the memory of local volunteers, civic groups, churches and businesses in Sheridan County and the neighboring Native American people who invested in All-American Indian Days from 1953-1984.  A significant feature of AAID was the focus on sharing the heritage, history, and lives of Native Americans in an effort to promote race relationships, good will, and cultural awareness.

The site for this Memorial is the Rotary Park next to the historic locomotive on Broadway.

Artist Selection

In March 2022, The Honoring Project initiated a national search for a Native American artist to create a sculpture for this Memorial that incorporated the themes of unity and inter-racial harmony between non-Natives and Native Americans that was All American Indian Days.

An outstanding Wyoming review panel with both Native and non-Native panelists screened the applicants. In June 2022, The Honoring Project selected and invited two semifinalists to Sheridan for an Orientation, featuring the participants and descendants involved in All American Indian Days.

Concept Designs

Within a Four Directions Circle, memorial benches and pavers will surround the sculpture. The finalist will receive $100,000 to complete the sculpture for dedication in 2023, the 70th Anniversary of All American Indian Days.

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Sculpture Concept A
The Honoring Project - Sculpture B
Sculpture Concept B

 

 

 

Click the links below to read artists’ statements and view sculpture concept details.

Public Comment

We invite community members of Sheridan, Wyoming to comment on which concept best interprets the themes of unity and inter-racial harmony for the Memorial.

The sculpture honors both community members and Native leadership who desired an end to racial discrimination against Native American people, so they created and supported All American Indian Days from 1953 to 1984.

The public comment period is over. Thank you

Support the Project

The Brinton Museum is serving as the fiscal agent for the Honoring Project.

To make a tax deductible donation of any amount to the Honoring Project click here:

To purchase a $50 memorial brick in the name of a loved one, please click here: