Secretary Shinseki Receives a Star Quilt

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki receives a star quilt from Charles Murphy, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Tribal Chairman, and Chairman Tex G. Hall, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, at the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) in Bismarck, N.D., July 5, 2011.The presentation of the star quilt has deep significance to the Plains Indian people. The star on the quilt is symbolic of the traditional importance of the stars to Plains Indian culture, and the presenter uses colorful fabric to emphasize the high regard in which they hold the recipient. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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